Sexual predator cleared to move from mobile home on grounds of Donovan State Prison
Matthew Hedge released unconditionally Friday
Last Updated: 236 days ago
SAN DIEGO - Sexually violent predator Matthew Hedge has been cleared to move from a mobile home on the grounds of Donovan State Prison, a judge ruled Friday.
Hedge was released unconditionally on Friday morning by Judge David Gill. Sources said Hedge's GPS ankle monitor was removed in court.
Evaluations presented in court by the District Attorney's Office and Hedge's attorney showed that that Hedge appears to have been compliant for the past few years and that he appears to no longer pose an immediate danger to the community, a source told 10News.
Law enforcement is still expected to keep a close eye on Hedge and he will be required to check in every 90 days.
Hedge lived in the mobile home for six years after being released from Atascadero State Hospital. He could be leaving the mobile home at any time and will likely move to his wife's house in San Diego County. There was no word on Friday regarding that location.
Hedge pleaded guilty in 1989 to molesting four children in the San Diego area and served 12 years in prison. He was committed to the sexually violent predator treatment program in 1997.
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