Local police warned the public about a violent sex offender who recently moved next to a school for young children.

Last week, we local police warned us about a high-level sex offender, who may pose a risk to public safety, moved to a local motel. This move seems just as scary, if not more.

Kingston Police, Patrick Vanleuven moved to an apartment on Green Street in Kingston. According to google maps, Vanleuven is now living one-tenth of a mile from St. Joseph Catholic School.

St. Joseph Catholic School teaches children of all faiths from Pre-K until the eighth grade,

According to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Sex Offenders database, Vanleuven is considered a sexually violent offender. The now 50-year-old was arrested in 2001 by Louisiana State Police.

He was convicted in March 2002 of deviate sexual intercourse and sexual contact with three young girls, ages four, five, and nine. The sex offenders database says he knew the victims.

Vanleuven is listed as a 5’9” 210 white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both his arms.

This is Vanleuven’s second move in a matter of months. In Nov. he moved from the Ulster County Jail to Clinton Avenue in Kingston.

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