Lack of "safe" housing provides legal avenue to postpone release


First Published in the New York Daily News

ALBANY — An upstate pedophile who told cops he molested hundreds of kids over four decades could have his expected release from prison delayed because of a lack of housing options.

The Daily News reported Tuesday that child sex assault survivors were livid that Louis VanWie was set to be released from prison as early as Dec. 29 after having served 20 years of his maximum 30-year sentence for sexually assaulting two young girls.

But the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in a statement now says that “suitable housing has not yet been located for this individual and he cannot be released before that is done.”


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