Even though he's been denied parole, a convicted serial rapist and sex abuser from Troy could be getting out of prison under the state's conditional release requirements, because he's served two-thirds of a 30-year sentence.
Louis Van Wie has abused hundreds of children over a period of more than 40 years.
One of his many victims is Gary Greenberg, and he's hoping for change.
“It’s disgraceful, it’s disgusting that the state would even consider giving anyone of his type level of being a serial rapist of over 300 boys and girls over four decades.”
Greenberg says he's afraid of what might happen if he gets released.
“He could get housing and he could be released, so any community he goes into would be in danger.”
Greenberg is part of a group calling for Gov. Cuomo to make the "Child Victims Act" a priority.
Among other things, it would end conditional release for felony child abusers, and would also give victims more time to come forward.
As for Van Wie, he is said to be waiting for approved and appropriate housing.
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