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Child predator may be released to East San Diego County

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 19:03:59-05

JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (KGTV) - A Sexually Violent Predator may be released from prison to East San Diego County.

California’s Department of State Hospitals will hold a hearing Feb. 3 about the possible placement of Michael Poulsom in Jacumba Hot Springs. The public will have an opportunity to comment.

Poulsom was convicted in the 1990s of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.

The property where Poulsom may be housed is staffed by resident deputies who live and work in the area, state officials said.

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District 2 County Supervisor Dianne Jacob issued a statement:

“This is outrageous and shameful. The state has already dumped 11 of these monsters in the same rural East County area -- and a 12th predator, Thomas Joseph Cornwell, was just approved for placement there. Adding convicted pedophile Michael James Poulsom is more proof that the state doesn’t care about these quiet, family-oriented communities. These sex criminals should not be let out at all. But if they are, they should be housed – as other predators have been – on the doorstep of Donovan state prison.”

The hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. in Department 2202, San Diego Superior Court.