Placer County and state leaders on Monday heard from people worried about the release and relocation of 66-year-old William ________, a sexually violent predator (SVP).
County leaders spoke after the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) and Liberty Health Care held a meeting to talk about possible locations to place ________.
He’s the man set to be released as a transient in the county, meaning he’ll live without a permanent address. While this doesn’t mean he gets dropped off at a bus stop, concerned officials are fighting the potential move.
“It’s a recipe for disaster in terms of his programming, and it creates a bigger threat and a bigger risk of his failure, which could translate into future harming of other victims,” said Morgan Gire, Placer County’s district attorney.
________has a history of sexual violence dating back to the 1980s. He was sentenced to 31 years in state prison for his crimes.
This would be ________’s second release. In 2014 he was released for the first time and arrested in 2017 for possession of child pornography.
Last year, a Placer County judge ruled that the county would need to search for housing for ________, as part of the Conditional Release Program.