A high-risk sex offender who sexually abused a teen in Virginia is now living near a Hudson Valley school and a nursery.

On Facebook, Kingston police warned that 30-year-old Royal Sheley is now living on West Chestnut Street in Kingston.

According to the New York State Sex Offenders database, in 2009 Sheley was arrested in Virginia for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl.

It’s unclear why Sheley moved to the Hudson Valley, though he has lived in the area in the past. In 2015, Town of Ulster police reported on Facebook that Sheley moved from Lake Katrine to an out of New York state address.

According to Google Maps, the level-3 sex offender now lives a half-mile from Hillside Nursery and 0.7 mile from Kingston High School.

Level-3 sex offenders are considered to have the highest risk of a repeat offense and are considered the greatest risk to the public.

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