"Today in New York City, a sexual predator could walk into a children's room at any library, and there's nothing we can do to stop them. We need a tougher law that bans convicted offenders from children's rooms to deter would-be attackers and empower law enforcement to quickly intervene. We intend to work closely with the State Legislature to protect children in our libraries."
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio called for new State legislation to make it illegal for sex offenders to enter a library children’s room following an attack earlier this summer. Police have just released a description of a man who allegedly abused a 10-year-old girl on Monday in a children’s room at the Pomonok branch of the Queens Public Library.