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Deputies alert Jacumba Hot Springs, Boulevard residents of sexually violent predator placement

Posted at 2:39 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 17:39:32-05

(KGTV) — San Diego Sheriff's deputies alerted residents of Jacumba Hot Springs and Boulevard on Thursday of the placement of a sexually violent predator.

Joseph Blockett, 76, will be released at 45612 Old Highway 80 in Jacumba Hot Springs on or before Dec. 1, 2020, according to the Sheriff's Department. Blockett served time in prison for molesting children between 1976 and 2000.

His release will be supervised by Liberty Health Care, according to SDSO.

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Bocklett was convicted of three sexual offenses over a 19-year period involving victims between the ages of 4 and 9, according to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. He was last sentenced in 2000 to a 17-year prison term and later civilly committed to Coalinga State Hospital to undergo treatment.

The Department of State Hospitals and the San Diego Superior Court chose the location.