Child rapist lied about his address so he could live across from a school without neighbors knowing

By CHRIS SUMMERS FOR MAILONLINE

A convicted child rapist deliberately gave the authorities the wrong zip code so he could move into an apartment building right opposite a high school in New York.

Arthur Ceasar, who was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1993, moved into the tower block overlooking the Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus in the Bronx.

Ceasar, 50, was freed from prison in 2001 but is listed as a Level 3 sex offender, meaning he poses a ‘high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety’.

   

Linda Tyler, a neighbor, told the New York Post: ‘I’m really shocked. I had no idea this guy was right down the hall from me. How is it I wasn’t made aware of this?’

It turns out Ceasar had lied, claiming he was living in zip code 10469, which is five miles north of his actual home in the South Bronx.

Bronx Senator Jeff Klein learned about his new address by the NY-Alert system, which notifies when a serious sex offender moves into an area.

Klein’s office informed the NYPD, which arrested Ceasar last week after he missed a February 22 deadline to verify his address.

Ceasar moved in right opposite the Adlai Stevenson Education Campus (pictured), which has 2,500 students

He has been charged with two felonies and sent to The Tombs jail in Manhattan on a $3,000 bond.

New York state law bars convicted sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools but only if they are on parole or probation, which Ceasar was not.

Around 2,500 students attend six high schools and a middle school at the Adlai Stevenson Education Campus but there are no reports of any of them having been approached by Ceasar.

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