Updated: Wednesday, 09 Dec 2009, 6:42 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 08 Dec 2009, 5:30 PM EST
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A 100-year-old sex offender, convicted of molesting children, has been released from prison.
But authorities say don't let his age fool you.
"He's an unrepentant child sexual abuser," said Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita.
This is Theodore Sypnier 10 years ago when he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four children in the Town of Tonawanda. Now he's 100-years-old, out of jail on post-release supervision, and is still a big threat according to District Attorney Frank Sedita.
Sedita said, "I want him away from society as long as possible. It doesn't matter to me that he's 100-years-old. He's evil. He's a pedophile. Pedophiles are the worst."
It's not unusual for a prosecutor to say things like that about someone on parole, but wait until you hear what the minister in charge of this Halfway House that he's been staying at has to say about him.
"He's been here for just several weeks," said Reverend Terry King of Saving Grace Ministries.
At the Grace House on Bailey near Walden, Saving Grace Ministries director Reverend Terry King says he wouldn't leave Sypnier alone with children.
When News 4 asked if King thought Sypnier was reformed, King said, "No. In fact, he's more bent on not following the rules of society and authority, and admitting his past criminal activity."
Lance Vance has kids and lives near Grace House.
"I wouldn't think [he's a threat], I mean he can barely walk," said Vance.
But according to King, Sypnier can still walk for miles, and live on his own, and he remains defiant in counseling sessions.
King explained, "He has been adamant that, 'I'm 100, and I'm not gonna change.'"
Theodore Sypnier will have to register his new address with the State. You can find the addresses of sex offenders on the Department of Justice website.