New York Governor Wants To Ban Sex Offenders From Playing 'Pokémon Go'
The request came after an informal investigation from two New York lawmakers found a high rate of "Pokémon Go" incentives near sex offenders' homes.By Samantha Crook | August 1, 2016
"Pokémon Go" has been a hit with the young and the young at heart. But New York's governor is suggesting that heartwarming appeal might be cause for concern.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says "sexual predators" might exploit the game to take advantage of children and should be legally banned from playing.
The governor asked the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to restrict sex offenders from using "Pokémon Go" and similar games. The request came after an informal investigation from two New York lawmakers found a high rate of "Pokémon Go" incentives near sex offenders' homes. Those lawmakers not only want to limit offenders from using the game, but they also want to make sure PokéStops don't show up near the homes of sex offenders.