Mayor Bill de Blasio converted the former Pan Am Hotel on Queens Boulevard into a full-time homeless shelter in 2014.
This is nothing new, but the homeless families living in this shelter currently lists two Level-3 convicted sex offenders that currently call the Pan Am home, according to the state’s sex offender registry.
PIX11 will not reveal the offenders’ identities.
One of the men was convicted of first-degree attempted rape and the other, of first-degree sexual abuse.Among the victims, 10 and 13-year-old girls.
This would appear to be just another example of the ongoing disconnect between policies set forth by the Department of Homeless Services and the reality of what’s actually happening in the city’s homeless shelters under Homeless Services Commissioner Steven Banks.
And sex offenders in shelters is just part of a security system filled with flaws.