Albany NY Sex Offender thrilled: Pokemon Go rare monster made it’s home on his yard

An Albany New York sex offender is thrilled that a Pokemon Go creature has made his property home.
The Sex Offender is able to lure children to his yard, without free candy.


Two lawmakers fear the wildly popular game Pokémon Go is leading players to some real-life monsters.

The app sends players on a scavenger hunt around the city to catch digital Pokémon creatures — but some pop up in front of the homes of convicted sex-offenders, according to a report released Friday.

State Sens. Diane Savino (D-S.I.) and Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) want to pass legislation that would keep young children and other players at least 100 feet away from a convicted sex offender’s home.

Over a two-week period, the lawmakers sent staffers to more than 100 homes of level-2 and -3 sex offenders who committed crimes against children or were convicted of possessing child pornography.

– A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday for playing Pokemon Go with children outside.

The popular mobile game has established the courthouse as one of several Greenfield sites that draws players in. There, a probation officer spotted Randy Zuick, 42, playing the game with a 16-year-old boy, police told WXIN.

Playing with the teen violated the terms of a plea agreement Zuick agreed to three months ago in a child molestation case. He pleaded guilty to a Level 4 felony charge of child molesting for fondling a child under 14 and remains on sex-offender probation, which prohibits him from interacting with children, court records say.


This incident is one of many drawing concerns about the safety of the hyped Pokemon Go app.



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