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Sex Offender Convicted Of Murder Moves Into Mount Vernon

Orlando Covington.
Orlando Covington. Photo Credit: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

A registered sexual offender convicted of murdering a child in Virginia has reported an address change into Westchester County.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 52-year-old Orlando Covington, who has reported an address change to an apartment on South 2nd Avenue in Mount Vernon.

The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Covington a Level 3 threat, which means he is a “high-risk repeat offender and possible threat to public safety.”

According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Covington murdered 14-year-old his victim in Virginia in December 2001 and he was sentenced to 40 years in state prison in September the following year after being found guilty of second-degree murder, which he unsuccessfully appealed in court. He is now under the jurisdiction of the Mount Vernon City Police Department.

Further info on Covington from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services can be accessed after entering the code in the CAPTCHA box found by clicking here.

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