BUFFALO, NY - The state's oldest sex offender spent a few days on his own in a boarding house apartment, but he has been sent back to constant supervision.
Theodore Sypnier was released from Groveland Correctional Facility earlier this month and spent several days at the Saving Grace Ministries' Grace House on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. It is a halfway house for inmates making the transition back to every day life.
Sypnier was expected to go from Grace House to a room in a boarding house on Seneca Street near Swan. Shortly after the move though, NY State Parole officials decided that it was not the most appropriate location because of his ability to come and go as he pleases. They requested that he be returned to Grace House where he can be watched 24 hours a day.
The move comes amid intense public scrutiny of his release. Sypnier is a multiple offense felon. He plead guilty to molesting two young girls in Tonawanda in 2000. He had two previous molestation cases brought ago.