SAN DIEGO – The fight to keep violent sexual predators out of a home on Mt. Helix intensified Wednesday as Supervisor Joel Anderson joined the effort in asking for change.
“Sadly, East County has become the dumping grounds for all our sexually violent predators,” Anderson said, claiming roughly 67% of the overall predators have been placed there.
“I will not allow my neighbors to be tortured by these violent criminals who are being rewarded for their disgusting behavior,” said Sarah Thompson, a woman who lives in the neighborhood.
After serving their prison sentences, sexual violent predators can make an appeal to have outpatient treatment. Currently, a San Diego judge is weighing the decision to allow a convicted sex offender, Douglas ____, that opportunity. It would mean letting him stay in a house near El Cajon, an area neighbors argue is filled with children.
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