By Jane Lerner (Journal News)
May 15, 2011
Two convicted sex offenders recently have moved to new addresses within the town and police have updated their public records in an effort to warn neighbors.
Both men now live at new addresses in Monsey.
Shimon Rosen, 42, moved to 68 Laura Drive. He had previously lived elsewhere in Monsey.
Yoel Oberlander, 30, moved to 30 West Maple Ave., upstairs, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, which maintains a website list of sex offenders.
Both men notified Ramapo police of the moves within the past month, according to Lt. Mark Emma.
"They are required to tell us when they move and they complied with the requirement," he said.
Rockland school districts are informing parents of the move.
Clarkstown sent an email to parents Wednesday and East Ramapo was planning to do the same Thursday. Ramapo Central was considering doing the same.
Rosen is considered a level-three offender, which means he is at the highest risk of repeating his crime. He was arrested July 27, 1991, by Ramapo police. He was convicted Sept. 3, 1991, of second-degree sodomy of a 12-year-old and a 7-year-old boy, both strangers to him.
He was sentenced to five years probation.
Oberlander had sexual contact with an 11-year-old girl.
He pleaded guilty in 2002 to second-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors.
His sentence was six years probation and he was classified as a Level 2 offender, considered a moderate risk to re-offend.
Oberlander was charged in 2009 with a misdemeanor because he was living near a school and a park in violation of a 2007 county law.
The law was thrown out by the state Supreme Court and the case was dropped.
Neither man had been charged since their original convictions, police said.
• Level 3 is considered at high risk of repeating an offense. Police can provide schools and other establishments dealing with children or other vulnerable populations with an offender's photograph, address and background information. Level 3 offenders remain on the state registry for life.
• Level 2 offenders are considered at moderate risk of repeating an offense. Police can provide the same information they provide with Level 3 offenders. Level 2 offenders can petition to be taken off the registry after 30 years.
• Level 1 offenders are considered a low risk to repeat. Police can notify schools and other establishments of the offender's name and ZIP code.
Sex offender registry
• To learn whether a high-risk sex offender lives in your area, go to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services' Sex Offender Registry at www.criminaljustice.state.ny.us.
• The state Division of Criminal Justice Services maintains a Sex Offender Registry Information Line at 800-262-3257.