NAPA COUNTY, CA — As a result of a hearing Monday in San Francisco Superior Court, a convicted sexually violent predator living in Napa County must be transferred to San Francisco County, Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley announced in a news release.
Charles Leroy _____, 76, was released in September 2020 to live at 4018 E. 3rd Ave. in Napa County, where for six months he lived in close proximity to two schools and within a one-mile radius of 62 children, the Napa County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
Under court order, Charles Leroy _____ must be transferred on or before April 25 to a new placement in San Francisco.
The residents of San Francisco were notified of Charles Leroy _____’s placement but there were no letters, comments or attendees, Haley said.
That was not the case when Charles Leroy _____ was released to Napa County.
“Mr. Charles Leroy _____, who has no ties to the Napa Community, was previously released to Napa County despite strong public opposition. The community was universally opposed to the placement, evidenced by over 500 letters submitted in opposition and a petition containing 793 signatures submitted by our office,” Haley said.
“Sixty-two children were identified as living within a one-mile radius of the home and two schools were in close proximity. The Napa County District Attorney’s Office attended all hearings in San Francisco Superior Court and consistently advocated that Mr. Charles Leroy _____ would be better placed in San Francisco where his crimes occurred.”
He has been committed to the California Department of Mental Health as a sexually violent predator since 1997, not long after the Sexually Violent Predator Act was enacted in 1996.
Napa County Deputy District Attorney Agnes Dziadur, who handled the recent case, said: “This change of heart by the San Francisco Superior Court is a testament to the commitment of our office to notify the Napa community, provide a mechanism for neighborhood voices to be amplified and the patience to move through the proper procedures to ensure that Mr. Charles Leroy _____ has an appropriate placement — outside of Napa County.”