Lawmakers want better background checks

Posted at: 01/04/2013 4:47 PM
Updated at: 01/04/2013 6:31 PM
By: Andrew Murphy

ALBANY - Two state lawmakers say they want to protect seniors from being preyed upon by dangerous ex-felons.

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and State Senator Kathy Marchione are responding to the arrest of Richard Ragone.

He is accused of groping a 91-year-old woman at the Loudonville Home for Adults, where he worked as a maintenance man.

Ragone is a registered sex offender.

Tedisco and Marchione want to require adult homes to do background checks on all employees.