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

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

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:

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, and also at the Department of State Hospital’s website,

Information on the SAFE Task Force can be obtained at