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 CountyDistrict Attorney Frank Sedita.
This is Theodore Sypnier 10 years ago when he pleaded guilty tosexually abusing four children in the Town of Tonawanda. Now he's100-years-old, out of jail on post-release supervision, and isstill 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 apedophile. Pedophiles are the worst."
It's not unusual for a prosecutor to say things like that aboutsomeone on parole, but wait until you hear what the minister incharge of this Halfway House that he's been staying at has to sayabout him.
"He's been here for just several weeks," said Reverend TerryKing of Saving Grace Ministries.
At the Grace House on Bailey near Walden, Saving GraceMinistries director Reverend Terry King says he wouldn't leaveSypnier alone with children.
When News 4 asked if King thought Sypnier was reformed, Kingsaid, "No. In fact, he's more bent on not following the rules ofsociety and authority, and admitting his past criminalactivity."
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, andlive on his own, and he remains defiant in counseling sessions.
King explained, "He has been adamant that, 'I'm 100, and I'm notgonna change.'"
Theodore Sypnier will have to register his new address with theState. You can find the addresses of sex offenders on the Departmentof Justice website.
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