100-Year-Old Child Molester Freed

Pedophile is still a threat to kids, say officials
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2009 1:20 AM CST
This Oct. 15, 2009 photo obtained from the New York State Sex Offenders registry web site shows Theodore Sypnier.    (AP Photo/New York State Sex Offenders registry)

(Newser) – The oldest sex offender in New York state and possibly the world is on his way to a halfway house. Authorities warn that Theodore Sypnier, 100, is still sprightly enough to pose a serious danger to children. His last arrest was 10 years ago for raping and sodomizing two girls aged 4 and 7. Sypnier uses his grandfatherly charm to snare his young victims, according to investigators.

"Mr. Sypnier is the personification of evil and should be removed from civilized society permanently, until the day he dies," a district attorney tells the Buffalo News. "He is an unrepentant child molester who has been doing this or trying to do this for 60 years. He can't be cured. He's not sick. He's evil. He's not old. He's evil." Sypnier says he wants to meet the great-grandchildren he's never seen, but family members want nothing to do with him.

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