Child molester Ray Younis must comply with strict parole

Raymond Younis

CNY Central has obtained the latest mugshot of notorious child molester Ray Younis who is about to be released from prison along with the conditions of his parole.

Younis is considered the most prolific sex offender in Oswego County history. In 1998 Younis pled guilty to 86 charges of sexually abusing young boys in and around the village of Phoenix. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The conviction involves crimes against 17 boys, but authorities say there were potentially dozens more ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old.

According to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Younis did not undergo a parole hearing but qualified under a provision that allows for his release after serving 6/7ths of his prison term. Younis also earned 275 "jail day credits" toward his early release.

Younis, who is now 52 years old will be subjected to numerous conditions for his parole: According to the Corrections Department, some of the parole conditions include:

--His residence must be approved by his Parole officer

--He can't drink alcoholic beverages or go to bars

--Abide by a curfew

--Participate in sex offender counseling and treatment

--Have no contact with anyone under the age of 18

--No communication with any of his victims

--Stay 1000 feet from school grounds, playgrounds or athletic playing fields

--Can't use the internet to access pornography

--Submit a photo image every 90 days

--Cannot leave the state without permission

--Can not possess a weapon

--Must seek employment

There is no specific requirement that keeps him away from the Village of Phoenix.

A hearing was held in Oswego County Court last week to determine the sex offender level Younis should be classified. During that hearing, Younis wrote to the Judge that he did not object to whatever classification would be assigned. Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes asked that Younis be declared a "level 3 sex offender" which means he remains a threat to the community and would require strict supervision.