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'Predicate' Sex Offender Reports Move To Yonkers

Devin Best
Devin Best Photo Credit: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

A registered "predicate" sex offender convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl has reported a move into Westchester County.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 41-year-old Devin Best, who has moved to a residence on Van Cortlandt Park Avenue in Yonkers.

The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Best 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 predicate sex offender.

According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Best had deviate sexual intercourse with his 12-year-old victim in May 1999 and was arrested by the NYCPD Sex Offender Unit. Best was sentenced to a term of between 54 months and 84 months in prison in February the following year after being convicted of aggravated sexual abuse and second-degree rape involving a person under the age of 18. Best had previous convictions for rape and sexually abusing a minor. He is now under the jurisdiction of the Yonkers City Police Department SOR Unit.

Further info on Best 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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