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CA: Second sex offender found in San Mateo County-owned senior housing

Source: smdailyjournal.com 9/21/21

A second convicted sex offender who found a home in a Redwood Shores hotel turned senior housing complex will be relocated after staff and community members became aware of his convictions months after moving into the site.

“All of the proper protocols were followed by the organization and they did everything under the law that they can do in regard to this situation,” County Manager Mike Callagy said about the nonprofit Mid-Pen Housing which operates the senior housing facility, Shores Landing.

Freddie _____, 64, was convicted on sodomy charges in 1983, according to the California Megan’s Law website and has not been convicted of any further crimes since his release in 1991.

Freddie _____ is the second Shores Landing resident discovered to have a past of sexual crime. In early August Mid-Pen staff, discovered 70-year-old Sanchez ______ had been imprisoned for the continual sexual abuse of a child.

Given that the offense committed by both men occurred more than seven years ago, the typical window used for background searches, the convictions had not been discovered before the tenants moved into the site located directly next door to a child care center.
County officials were alerted to Freddie _____’s placement after he voluntarily reported his criminal history to facility staff. Members of the Redwood Shores Community Association have also been informed, Callagy said.

Callagy also argued for balance on the issue. As a parent, he empathizes with concerns for the children while also acknowledging that everyone is deserving of housing regardless of their past criminal behavior.

“We don’t want them living under a bridge or an encampment or somewhere they can’t get the resources to help themselves,” Callagy said. “These aren’t just homeless [residents], these are homeless seniors who are now in a safe environment where they’re thriving.”

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This is just sad, what can-you say. I am so sick with all this crap going on and we can’t get the registry deemed as punishment , can’t see how they get away with it. This guys crime was years ago. And still follows him everywhere, sad just sad.

This Callaghy fellow seems like a straight shooter. I appreciate his take on this issue and realize he’s sticking his neck out. We should support him.

Not just years, but 28 years since his conviction for the second registrant found living in an old folks’ home. It’s been 20 years since his release.

This is in California. I thought residency restrictions were lifted in California? I hope ACSOL can look into this as this stuff is targeting the elderly registrants and essentially banning them for their conviction.

Head down

I’m an older guy who works hard to keep a low profile in the place where I live. It’s difficult to do because there are individuals who need drama in their lives so they actively work everyday to find the drama they need. And when they can’t find it they create it. Sometimes their ignorance comes my way no matter what I do to avoid it. So not only do I live in fear of being discovered, but I fear defending myself in what ever way I need to out of fear that I will bring attention to myself. Talk about a catch 22. This is a really important site for us but I can’t come here to often or I’ll become overwhelmed by the stories of just how foolish the registration requirement and the tiered registry really are. Thanks for reading this. I’m gonna go back into hiding now.

@rodney didn’t this guy tell on himself? The best advice I could give anyone under these circumstances. Act if you are a politician, deny deny deny and never admit to anyone your past convictions. Remember the phrase “ mums “ the word ? Practice that phrase .

Horrible. Puts me into despair to read this.

This why we need the off ramp. This man did not have any crimes in 30+ years, yet he is being kicked out because someone used the registry to identify and harass him.

I know Janice, Chance, and Co. have done so much and this takes time. But Lord, this is frustrating.

There should be no on-ramp. The Oppression Lists (OLs) should not exist. That is beyond obvious. I’m still shocked that the RASTs (Registry A**holes/Supporters/Terrorists) have not been able to get their Gun Offender Registries started. How have they so massively failed at that? Incompetence? Lack of resources? Shocking. They’ve had decades to get them created. But nope, they still love shooters living by schools. They love shooters in schools! It’s insane.

Every day, I ensure that the OLs are worthless. I do so even more on weekends and I will this weekend. But it’s not enough. The OLs are war and they must lead to as much harm, chaos, and destruction as possible. In general, America has really been loving all that and rampant hate for at least the past 5 years. I think it will continue.

Just a heads up my sister owns a preschool and has for 17 years. Five years ago they put a fingerprint scanner on the door so if you have a crime it will show up here and door will not open. Most good large preschools have this and what’s funny if a teacher at the school gets a DUI etc. they simply override the system by opening the door. This works till state licensing catches up with the teachers crime as there notified. Also I have NEVER heard the word “sex offender” come out of her mouth. One day she said a child molester would NEVER go to a preschool, and she knows 25 owners of preschools and said it has never happened and this is in the OC. So the fear mongering “Karen’s” OL’s started all this.

What is “the OC”?

Orange County.

Life sentence no matter what anyone says.

I’m so sick and tired of this discrimination. If they want to do this to RPs, they need to start kicking out everyone who has ever had a traffic ticket too. But I guess its ok if they have people living there who have been convicted of drug dealing, murder, armed robbery, etc. I would say what’s really on my mind, but I would be banned and the FBI would be at my door.

What ever happened to “Honesty is the best Policy”? He volunteered the information, so they did not “find” him as they stated first of all. He was honest enough to disclose his decade old offense just to be ousted. Why are they saying they found another registrant? Are they looking for them? What a horrible situation, and like we all agree, yet another proof that the registry is nothing but punishment. Chipping away at the registry is obviously not what needs to be done. It has to be abolished in its entirety. End of story!

A few years ago, I hit bottom. I decided to check myself into a mental health facility, because I honestly didn’t know if I was going to wake up the next day. They were very kind. After two days, I told them I was going to check out because I needed to take care of some things. The head doctor said that was fine, but he wanted me to take part in an intensive PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) because he was very concerned about my well-being. I agreed. I met with this very nice intake person, and we had a long interview. During the interview I openly discussed my offense and conviction. She kindly asked, “Did they make you register for that?” I said yes.

The next day, just before I checked out, I was met by another, this time not so kind lady who told me that I would not be able to participate in their PHP, but not to worry, there were many others out there, and she was sure that one of them would take me. I asked what had changed, and why were they suddenly no longer so concerned about my well-being. She would not answer.

So, I checked out and as I was driving, I decided to call the supervisor I had met during my stay. After stuttering and pausing for a bit, he finally said that I was being denied care because of my “history.”

Moral? They are very worried you may off yourself, until they find out you’re a PFR. Then you can drop dead.

I’ve had a similar problem with counseling services outside of years ago when I had to do sex offender treatment for seeing a individual therapist to address unrelated issues though everything ties together for this sort of thing. So I don’t bring it up initially and think I have a pretty good relationship with the therapist and then bring it up so we can consider this part of my past in relation to everything else. Keep in mind the conviction is is over 23 years old and I haven’t been on a registry for 12 years because I live in a place that has a more reasonable registry. Still, they tell me they’re not the right therapist for me after I bring it up and I basically get booted every time I’ve tried. Apparently the only way to these services is through a sex treatment provider which is not what I need. I’ve been through that already.

Another moral of the story is that people don’t care about other people. You should not care about the “people” who support this harassment scheme that idiotically impacted you, i.e. you should not care about RASTs (Registry A**holes/Supporters/Terrorists). You should not care about them, their families, what happens to them, and certainly not any “rights” that they want to fantasize that they have. In fact, I’ve adopted the stance that RASTs exist to support me and my family. They have made me wealthy and they’ll keep doing that. It’s hard to be 100% unconcerned about the welfare of RASTs, but I’ve found I can get close. There are plenty of other, decent people to care about.

The Pitchfork Movement. To solve for the missing variable we would need to know what percentage of “neighbors” are brandishing their pitchforks. Probably about 5% but no more that 20% are screaming.

The California DOJ don’t care if your old and sick or young and healthy if your placed in tier 3 you will most likely die on the registry, I feel sorry for these two old men.
The Public Defender working on my petition said he meet with Scott Wiener and several other politicians including the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office about SB384 because he’s spearheading the petition process in LA county.
One of things he said they told him was SB384 was created for people who committed their crimes at very young age and was no more then 5 years older then their victim he also said neurological studies have shown youg peoples cerebral cortex isn’t fully developed as a person who is over the age of 25.
I guess Thats why people with the same charges are placed in different tier levels, California has some of the toughest sex offender laws in the nation, even the new tier system is a bunch of BS I just hope next year on my birthday this wide awake nightmare will finally be over.

Good luck

I don’t believe a word that public defender has to say, first of all SB384 is a

Frankenstein bill from what we RSO’s had wanted and what the politician’s wanted.

They sort of gave us a tiered off ramp ( petition) which is a controlled off ramp again.

Yet they knew they were going after all CP offenders because it was great low hanging

fruit. Ramp up the stings and ramp up the punishment, this does not stop child porn!

SB384 will help all Tier 1, some tier 2, and totally ruined any tier 3 chances to off ramp,

and many of the tier 3’s were tier 1 and 2 before this bill. CASOMB members are just

like an HOA group do not rock the boat “these are bad people”. I always say when you

are always looking for trouble you will find it or create it!

The bill was a gift to Silicon Valley. Facebook et al. don’t want to be regulated, and are going to lay the blame of all harm done on or by their platforms on “bad actors.” Increasing penalties for sex offenders with internet-based offenses is their attempt to curb bad user behavior without restructuring their websites or falling under severe regulation. For a comparison, look at the auto industry in the 1960s, which strongly opposed the creation of NHTSA and the federal regulation of automobiles and instead advocated for harsher penalties for drunk and unsafe drivers. The only problem is that very few of the harms associated with Silicon Valley are from sex offenses or sex offenders. Just this week multiple reports came out about the harm Instagram is alleged to do to adolescent girls, specifically about body image and mental health—and none of this is caused by sexual predators.

The average age of a RSO in the US is 14 years old, is our government not

aware of the “monster” it has created ? I would lose my mind if my kid was

convicted of these “made to order crimes” imposed on all of us. I was in the

gym and you cannot get near a mirror as the young dudes are taking pictures

of themselves flexing etc. and sending them to young girls? The girls are

doing the same so this can only escalate and pretty soon self made “porn” ?

The gov”t cannot regulate human sexual behavior !

It appears the board is more concerned with staying as board members through this than actuality being understanding citizens of each situation through knowledge. Wonder what each board member is hiding? Anyone check their backgrounds?

Well, this is disturbing. Not me who checked the Megan’s Law Scam website, but in my area (which is a middle class area), there are several hundred “sex offenders” within less than five miles from my address. Blue dots everywhere, just like almost every area of California. There is also a nursing home with more than one sex offender living there. The sex offenders at the nursing homes have convictions older than 15 years. There is even one registrant who had his Megan’s Law Scam website picture taken with an oxygen tube connected to his nose (and he is over 80 years old).

Where does our Incompetent Government believe its “sex offender” citizens should go when they grow older? Add to the several tens and thousands of homeless sex offenders on the streets?

Lol when I first joined the registry, there were only a handful of sex offenders within a few miles radius of me. Now there are more than I can count… it’s almost laughable. Blue dots every where. Pretty soon everyone is going to have to “register” for a crime… which makes sense since there’s over a million sex offenders in America now.

”Land of the Free?” GTFO! 😂🤣😂🤣

Also, isn’t there a provision in law that prohibits anyone from using the Megan’s Law Scam website for purposes of discriminating people as it relates to housing?

That’s obvious where they believe we should go when we get older. The same place they think we should go as soon as we get out. The Graveyard as a permanent resident.

Logic dictates that we RSO’s who comply with registration requirements (including the senior citizens referenced in this article and who self-disclosed) would be the LEAST LIKELY to offend. Compliance with the law is reflexive of a man who intends to ‘live honestly’. Those who do not intend to abide by the laws, it would then follow, would neither register nor disclose.

“As the City of London’s chief of police said of England’s late-nineteenth-century convict registration law, “only those who chose to report themselves did so, and…they were the men who wanted to live honestly, but that those who would not report themselves disappeared.” Radzinowicz, L. & Hood, R. – A History of English Criminal Law and its Administration from 1750, vol. 5, at 1347 (quoting 1896 newspaper report of a quote attributed to Chief of Police Sir James Frazier).

But hey…that makes too much sense…and that is something that police, prosecutors, politicians, and the public cannot afford to engage in.

You know it is sad that anyone has to instill sex to steal from another but when you put two and two together are we all offenders in one way or another. and Janice thanks for helping me out on that last comment I wrote. Human emotions can go a bit to far in labeling and/or judging.

Hey , another insightful comment. Thx.

And once again the irrational takes over.
In the one case his crime was over 35 years ago and nothing since he got out in ’91.

Not to mention, what were the circumstances of the offenses?

Did either man snatch a child off the street or out of a park or from a daycare center?
Sounds to me like it was somebody that they had routine access to, like a family member.

I’m so tired of people’s stupidity

Very sad. Many schools now require you to submit a CDL so they can scan the National Sex offender registry and determine if your on it. I’m just happy (and lucky) my offenses where expunged and I obtained a COR! Best of luck

Worked at a senior retirement community in Therapy Dept. They had a resident that was considered a child predator and was not allowed to be alone with his grandchildren. After My offense arrest (misdemeanor CP) and before my conviction, I was told I would be banned from accessing the Community and they immediately reported me to the state. I asked why , if my offense was not yet a conviction, why was I being treated like this. They were allowing a convicted sexual child predator to live there when kids were constantly coming there to visit relatives. The answer I got was expected. Since the buy in was almost 1 million and the residents paid over $7000 a month to live there, it was all about the Benjamins. The facility was private, not county run, but any senior facility has to meet fed, state and county guidelines. When waiving a big check, officials will look the other way.

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