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July 16, 2014- Local NBC reported that most summer camps in the area fail to do a proper sex-offender background check on the people they hire to watch over your kids at summer camp. U.S. Senator Schumer is proposing a bill to mandate the checks.
NBC online states, “A spokesman for the New York Department of Health did not return calls seeking comment for this story. But U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced last month that he wants to close the loopholes in camp background checks by giving camps, Boy Scout troops, daycares and other organizations access to FBI background records.”
In 2009, an employee of Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth was arrested on child pornography charges. The Queens District Attorney issued a statement.