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Community Concerns on Sex Offender Relocation Addressed

October 18, 2017 10:46 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Jeremy Franken, a high-level offender, is moving to a neighborhood in northwest Rochester.

Wednesday night, Rochester Police held a meeting about the criminal history and upcoming move of level 3 offender Jeremy Franken.

Level 3 means Franken is considered a high risk to re-offend. He'll be living on the 4400 block of 22nd Avenue northwest.

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Franken was released August 7th after serving time for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl he knew.
Police said the abuse lasted for about three years and included exposure, voyeurism, touching, and penetration.

People at the meeting said this also gives the neighborhood a chance to talk about safety.

"Just trust your gut sometimes,” Franken’s Probation Officer Mary Eichten said. “Especially as parents as a neighbor, these meetings are great to start spurring some of those conversations, what does it mean to be a good neighbor, what does it mean to keep my kids safe, and how do I have those conversations with them?"

Ward 3 Rochester City Councilor Nick Campion said although some in the area may be worried, it’s important to remember that law enforcement is keeping an eye on Franken.

"Live your lives like you're living your lives, but it's important to be aware, to be cognizant that this individual is moving to the community and if you see something, say something," Campion said.

Franken is scheduled to move on October 25th. His parole officer said he's not allowed near schools, parks, or anywhere there might be children.


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