Convicted Sex Offender Up for Release Thanks to NY’s Broken Laws
A convicted sex offender Louis Van Wie is set to be released 20 years into his maximum of 30 year sentence for sexually assaulting two young girls. Furthermore, Van Wie has boasted about sexually assaulting over 300 other children. Since Van Wie’s arrest over 100 claims of sexual assault have come to the forefront from other victims but were not acted on due to the statute of limitation in New York State. The reason Van Wie’s name has been brought to the forefront is due to his early release after a 20 year sentence. Van Wie is currently being held in prison because the state is waiting to find housing for him to be released. Hearing the news that Van Wie is set to be released has startled and angered many. It is of pertinence that the state of New York updates their statute of limitation on childhood sexual assault.
Currently in New York State after the age of 23 regardless of the crime that was committed, it is too late to press charges or take action against your offender. The fact that Van Wie has been imprisoned for 20 years makes it clear that he cannot be charged for any of the hundreds of sexual crimes he committed against children due to the current statute of limitation in New York State.
If New York State did not have a statute of limitation for child sexual abuse there would be no worry about Van Wie being released from prison. Seeing as Van Wie has 10 years left to complete his maximum sentence he should continue to be imprisoned to keep him out of the neighborhood where he can be prone to attack innocent children in whatever community he is released to. On December 29th Van Wie is set to be released, please write to your representatives and government officials and petition for the statute of limitations on child sexual assault to be challenged.
1 in 5 New York Kids Are Sexually Abused. Help Prevent That
The CDC reports that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused.
9 out of 10 of the perpetrators are never brought to justice and never appear on sex offender registries.
They are protected by New York State laws.
Sign this petition and change that. Protect NY Kids.