Sex offender accidentally hired to work at recreation center in Pittsford

Posted at: 11/03/2013 10:25 AM
Updated at: 11/03/2013 10:32 AM

Town officials say a sex offender was accidentally hired to work as a janitor at a recreation center in Pittsford.

News10NBC is told that individual in question was hired and began working before the results of a background check were known. Communication director Shelley O'Brien says once they learned of the man's status, the employee was terminated immediately.

O'Brien also says the employee was on-site for a total of seven hours while programs were in session. She says that at no time did the individual have access to any children without the accompaniment of staff.

News10NBC wanted to know what precautions the town is taking to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.

O'Brien says, "Immediately upon learning of this incident, the Town Council began a complete review of all aspects of Town hiring practices. The Town Council also immediately ordered that, pending completion of this review, all hires will be reviewed and approved by a formal vote of the Town Council."