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'Sexually Violent' Offender Convicted Of Sodomizing Boy Reports Move In Mount Vernon

Pedro Velez.
Pedro Velez. Photo Credit: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

A registered "sexually violent" offender convicted of sodomizing a 9-year-old boy has reported a move in Westchester County.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 51-year-old Pedro Velez, who has moved to a residence on Glen Avenue in Mount Vernon.

The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Velez as a Level 3 threat, which means he is a “high-risk repeat offender and possible threat to public safety.” He has also been designated as a sexually violent sex offender.

According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Velez had deviate sexual intercourse with his 9-year-old victim in February 1999. He was convicted of sodomy by means of forcible compulsion and having deviate sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 11 in November that year and sentenced to a term of 15 years in state prison. Velez is now under the jurisdiction of the Mount Vernon City Police Department.

Further info on Velez from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services can be accessed after entering the code in the CAPTCHA box found by clicking here.

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