SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Edward Kindt, who was convicted for raping and murdering Penny Brown in Salamanca in 1999 when he was 15 years old, was released from prison Thursday, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Kindt will be relocated to Dutchess County after being released from Elmira Correctional Facility. He will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device and will reside in a structured residential contracted program, according to DOCCS officials.

Recent reports stated that efforts were made to release Kindt to an Olean motel. Kindt, who is Seneca, was recently banned from all Seneca Nation territories for at least a year.

Kindt, now 39, the same age as Brown when she was killed, was granted parole on Feb. 17 after being denied multiple times in the past. He was sentenced to nine years to life in prison. After his sentencing, former State Sen. Cathy Young helped pass Penny’s Law, which increased the second-degree murder sentence for someone under 16 years old to 15 years to life.

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