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Sexually violent predator could be placed in Jacumba Hot Springs

Posted at 8:13 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 15:09:27-05

JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (KGTV) -- A sexually violent predator who was convicted of several crimes against children, including rape, could be placed in Jacumba Hot Springs, according to a state plan.

Alan Earl James, 56, could be placed at 45612 Old Highway 80, according to a plan proposed by the Department of State Hospitals.

The announcement was made Monday. Public comment on the placement is being accepted between February 20 and March 6.

Comments made by concerned residents will be included in the formal response to the court at a hearing for the proposed placement on March 22.

People who would like to submit a comment are asked to email

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob reacted to the proposed placement, saying in part that James “doesn’t deserve a life outside of prison.”

Read Jacob’s full statement below:

Alan Earl James represents the worst of the worst and doesn’t deserve a life outside of prison. Over many years, he repeatedly committed sex crimes against children, including molestation and sexual intercourse. I have long protested the placement of sexually violent predators in the community, and I know families share my outrage that another monster like this would even be allowed outside a cell.