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CA: L.A. child molester to be released after spending 17 years in state hospital awaiting trial

Just before ____ ____ was scheduled to get out of prison, Los Angeles County prosecutors made a plea to the court: Don’t let him free — he’s too dangerous to live in public.

While in his early 20s, ____ had lured young boys who lived in his South L.A. neighborhood to a spot near an alleyway with the promise of candy. He was convicted of molesting several children, ages 6 to 8, court records show.

Prosecutors argued that ____ needed to be confined within the walls of a state hospital, where he could receive mental health treatment for his disorder. So at their request, he was locked up while awaiting a trial to determine whether he met the state’s definition of a sexually violent predator. If so, he’d be hospitalized for a two-year term.

Seventeen years later, a judge on Tuesday ordered ____’s release, ruling that repeated delays in bringing the case to trial had violated the 44-year-old’s constitutional rights. The decision could prompt similar release requests from dozens of other sex offenders from Los Angeles County who have been confined to a state hospital for years awaiting trial. Full Article

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  1. R M

    I say we put the judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys in lockup until they can prove they’re competent to do their jobs. So many violations of this mans rights occurred and many years of his life were wasted sitting in a cell because of the incompetency of the justice system. And again, I have said this before, where were the parents of the “young boys” while they were out roaming the streets? Put the parents in lockup along with the other inept judiciary.

  2. Laura

    What a horribly sad story. Unfortunately when he is released anything he does will be watched. One slip up law enforcement, politicians and the media will be waiting, even if it is an infraction, to blow it up as big as they can in their favor for harsher restrictions. Again, what a horribly sad story. But hopefully here on it all goes well for this person, the family and all those on the registry.

  3. Dustin

    And yet another constitutional right negated over the years for all citizens – not just registered ones – the right to speedy trial. It’s been whittled away for years, first based ostensibly on the ability of the courts to hear cases, then by the convenience of the state, who pretty much control(led) the court’s criminal docket anyway.
    Now, laws and court rules have extraordinary requirements and actions an accused must take within certain timeframes in order to exercise that right and even when they’re met, “speedy” is considered under the light of the state’s/court’s convenience versus the accused. Laws that require case dismissal for wanton delay are rarely, if ever, followed.

    Maddening.

    • Dustin

      Also can’t help pointing out that representation from the public defenders is far from zealous. Seriously doubt that any of the PDs assigned to this case went full force into preparing his defense after successfully getting their delays. Only surprising thing is the earliest ones didn’t try to twist this guy’s arm to plea out. Then again, the DA might not have offered a plea, so that may not be too surprising after all.

      It’s a shame that the latest PD didn’t address the reoffense rate of convicted SOs when the DA complained that a convicted child molester is being released. But otherwise, it’s nice that there are still judges who recognize constitutional rights of deffendants, even if it did take 17 years.

  4. anonymouse

    Surprise surprise this guy is listed as “incarcerated” on the Megans Law web site. Color me shocked!

    https://gofile.io/?c=WhN0X5

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