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San Diego County Supervisor asks state to look into placement of sexually violent predators

Posted at 2:22 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 19:56:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A San Diego County leader is asking the state to look into what she calls the disproportionate placement of sexually violent predators in rural East County.

In a letter, Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob asked Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate the placements.

Jacob says nine out of the 12 predators, dubbed the "dirty dozen" by Jacob, released in the San Diego region have been housed in the communities of Campo, Boulevard and Jacumba Hot Springs.

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“Rural East County should not be treated as a convenient dumping ground for SVPs,” said Jacob.

“In their attempt to quietly house these monsters in our county, state officials are exploiting small, rural communities that often lack the resources and clout to challenge these placements.”

The letter comes as a judge gets ready to consider a state proposal to put Alan Earl James, another sexually violent predator, in Jacumba Hot Springs.

James was convicted of multiple sex crime, including child molestation, kidnapping for the purpose of child molestation and unlawful sexual intercourse.

Click here to read the full letter.