And since, the community as been left with the question of how something like that could have happened.
"People are interested in what's going on. They don't want these people living in their area. They don't want there people living in the school's area because of the children," said South Utica Resident, Joseph Zogby
While the residents had their concerns, Lawmakers had worked on different bills for stricter laws for sex offenders.
On Monday night, South Utica residents were able to learn more about the legislation to get a better understanding.
"One of those bills has already passed in the assembly, and this one would basically ensure that the state office of mental health conducts a thorough review of the inmate before he's released," said John Stemen with Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi's office.
South Utica Resident, Deborah Griffith says having these kinds of representatives come is a way to get face to face feedback on different concerns.
"If you don't keep up on it, it's just going to fall to the waste side and no one will remember it," she said.