"Convicted sex offenders should not be able to hold any job or volunteer position where they have interaction with children in New York or across the country, period," Schumer said. "The fact that these sex offenders are able to coach our children's teams, operate rides at fairs, and teach them dance and music is beyond scary and we must take immediate action to stop it. My hope is that my new legislation closes this huge loophole so no children are put into harm's way."
Additional jobs that could come under the measure would be tutors, youth mentors, workers at recreation centers, video arcades, and children's museums.
The measure would require states to pass laws prohibiting employment of sex offenders in those private sector jobs or lose out on specific federal funding.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Should registered sex offenders be coaches? Senator Charles Schumer says, "No!"