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Apr 17, 2012 1:45 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Judge Could Overrule Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

Apr 20, 2012 11:27 AM

In 2005, Mr. Moore and his fiancée, a pediatrician, purchased a house on North Sea Road in Southampton. Before moving in, Albany passed its law forbidding sex offenders on probation or parole from residing within 1,000 feet of a daycare facility or school, and there was a daycare near the home. The couple was barred from moving in.

In 2006, Mr. Moore purchased and moved into a house on Miller Road in Southampton, and registered there. Local politicians and residents, concerned about him moving into the neighborhood, had a meeting to discuss the situation. In February 2007, according to the lawsuit, armed parole officers in bulletproof vests burst in during Mr. Moore’s birthday party, searched the house and questioned guests.

The couple was later forced to move for violating the Suffolk County law, even though, Mr. Moore alleges, his parole officer approved the home as a place that they could live. They’ve since moved to another home in Southampton, according to court documents.

Mr. Moore is not seeking a specific amount of compensation in the lawsuit, and is asking for the county and town laws to be deemed illegal.

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