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Registered 'Sexually Violent' Offender Reports Move From Bedford

Eric Lewenstein
Eric Lewenstein Photo Credit: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Update, July 7:

A registered "sexually violent" sex offender charged twice with attempted rape has reported a move out of Bedford less than a month after moving to the town.

Eric Lewenstein, 42, has moved from Hickory Lane in Bedford to Lafayette Street in New York City, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice reported in a sex offender relocation alert Friday morning.

Lewenstein is a Level 3 sex offender, which means he is a “high-risk repeat offender and possible threat to public safety.” He has also been designated as a sexually violent offender.

Original report, June 16:

A registered "sexually violent" sex offender accused of a pair of attempted rape charges has reported an address change in Northern Westchester.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Friday regarding the residency of 42-year-old Eric Lewenstein, who was previously listed as homeless but now has reported a move to a home on Hickory Lane in Bedford.

The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Lewenstein as a Level 3 threat, which means he is a “high-risk repeat offender and possible threat to public safety.” He has also been designated as a sexually violent offender.

According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Lewenstein attempted to rape two female adults in 1997. He was arrested by the New York City Police Department Sex Offender Unit and convicted of two counts of attempted rape in 2002. Lewenstein was sentenced to between 27 and 78 months in state prison and is now under the jurisdiction of the Town of Bedford Police Department.

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