On March 20th, CNY Central's Jim Kenyon revealed that Renz had been implicated in the sexual abuse of a minor when he was a teenager and that the alleged victim in that case met recently with the District Attorney's office.
The records of Renz's alleged juvenile offense were sealed in Onondaga County Family Court. Those records were not available to police or prosecutors before Federal Magistrate Andrew Baxter released Renz on home confinement with an electronic monitoring device after his arrest on child pornography charges in January.
On March 14th, Renz is accused of cutting off his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, murdering Lori Bresnahan and raping a 10-year-old girl.
At a news conference announcing a 37 count indictment against Renz on Wednesday, John Duncan told Kenyon, "within the federal system, a defendant is entitled to a bail hearing within 3 days of his arrest, whether you're able to get juvenile records unsealed or not. So that's something the state legislature should contemplate."
District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick added, "there's no reason in the world why the DA's office, State Police, U.S. Attorney should jump through hoops to find out about what somebody did when they were the precious age of 14, 15 or 16."
Senator DeFrancisco says he could draft and propose his legislation before the state legislature adjourns at the end of June.