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Public able to weigh in on sexually violent predator's proposed move to San Diego County

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 02:36:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The public will be able to weigh in on the proposed placement of a sexually violent predator (SVP) in north San Diego County.

Earlier this month, the state’s Department of State Hospitals (DSH) proposed Joshua Cooley be placed at a property in Pauma Valley.

On Oct. 9, at 8:30 a.m., a hearing on Cooley's placement will be available for viewing at https://www.humboldt.courts.ca.gov/.

Those interested in submitting a public comment for the hearing can do so between Sept. 15-23. Comments will be sent to the DSH and Humboldt County Superior Court prior to the October hearing.

Public comment can be sent via the following methods:

Email: sdsafe@sdsheriff.org
Phone: 858-495-3619
Mail: SVP Release/SAFE Task Force, 9425 Chesapeake Drive, San Diego, CA 92123

More information on sexually violent predators, including legal definitions and requirements for designations can be found at http://www.sdcda.org/preventing/sex-offenders/index.html, and also at the Department of State Hospital’s website, https://www.dsh.ca.gov/.

Information on the SAFE Task Force can be obtained at https://www.sdsheriff.net/safe/.