We got a tip from a concerned Scarsdale10583 reader alerting us that a Level 3 sex offender is now living in the 10583 zipcode on Lee Avenue. Josef C. Reutershan, age 46 has moved back to his mother’s house on the Scarsdale/Eastchester border, after serving time for “promoting/possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child under the age of 17” and” disseminating indecent material to minors.”
In February 2009 Reutershan’s home was searched and detectives discovered child pornography on his home computer. Between January 15, 2008 and February 23, 2009 Reutershan used the screen name “DoItNow666” and arranged to meet a 15-year-old boy for a sexual encounter in the bathroom of Border’s bookstore where Reutershan was an employee. Instead of meeting a boy, Reutershan was greeted by an undercover investigator for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
He was sentenced for 1 to 3 years in prison and released in August, 2011. He initially moved to Valhalla where he was on supervised parole. Reutershan is 6’3” tall, weighs 253 pounds, has gray hair, and brown eyes.
Under the sex offenders registration act sex offenders must register with the local police. Reutershan is classified as a Level 3 offender, meaning he has the highest risk of a re-offence. Since he is living in the Eastchester Police district, they have notified vulnerable populations in the vicinity of his home, including nursery schools, public schools, churches and the boy scouts.
We spoke to Detective Sargent Kiernan at the Eastchester Police Department who said that the neighborhood alerts are designed “to let people know that the offender is in the community so that they can take whatever action they feel is appropriate.”
Lieutenant Thomas Altizio in Scarsdale said that the Scarsdale Police Department has also advised nursery schools, churches and the Scarsdale Public Schools that Reutershan is living nearby. He also added that currently there are no Level 2 or 3 sex offenders living in Scarsdale.
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