Judge: Sexually violent predator Allen Fields will be released into Campo

SAN DIEGO - A convicted child molester will be conditionally released into the rural community of Campo in late October, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Allen Fields, now 58, was convicted of molesting four boys between the ages of 10 and 13 after establishing relationships with them as their caregiver or Boy Scouts leader.

Fields will be released to a home in the 1100 block of Custer Road on or before Oct. 24, Superior Court Judge Margie Woods said.

According to the ruling, Fields will be under 24-hour surveillance by Liberty Healthcare and will undergo outpatient treatment. He will not be allowed to enter nearby neighborhoods, community centers, parks and trails.

The judge said Fields' release complies with all state laws.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has jurisdiction, 10News learned.

In 2000, after he served a 25-year prison sentence, Fields was committed to a state hospital as a sexually violent predator, where he underwent sex offender treatment. In March 2003, Fields voluntarily submitted to surgical castration.

In December 2013, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Margie Woods granted Fields' petition for outpatient placement, finding that he could safely be released into the community.

In June, the Department of State Hospitals recommended placing Fields in a home on a five-acre piece of private property in Campo.

That recommendation drew protest from the community. On July 23, Woods held a hearing allowing for public comment on the proposal. County Supervisor Dianne Jacob was among those who protested the decision.

In a news release this week, Jacob said that Fields would be the seventh sexual predator placed in rural East County in recent years. She said three violated their terms of release. She argued that Fields should be kept in prison.

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