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Public weighs in on release of 'Bolder than Most' rapist Alvin Quarles into East County

Posted: 5:14 AM, Oct 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-13 06:15:32Z
Hearing today over release of convicted rapist

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Victims and other members of the public weighed in Friday on the release of the sexually violent predator known as the “Bolder than Most” rapist.

A judge ordered 56-year-old Alvin Quarles to be released on or before Nov. 30 into the East County community of Jacumba Hot Springs. In August, the Department of State Hospitals proposed having Quarles transferred to a home at 43050 Desert Ranch Road.

Quarles will be monitored with a GPS device.

His release has concerned many in the community and his past victims, including Mary Taylor.

Taylor, who was victimized by Quarles in 1988, plans to speak against her attacker’s release at Friday’s hearing.

Quarles earned the “Bolder than Most” nickname because authorities said he attacked women at knifepoint while they were sleeping and often forced his victim’s male partner to watch or take part in the sex crimes.

In 1989, Quarles was sentenced to 50 years in prison for carrying out more than a dozen sexual assaults.

Quarles became eligible for parole in 2013, but he was transferred to a state hospital in 2014 because one of his victims objected. He was declared a sexually violent predator.

Earlier this year, a judge found that Quarles was eligible for conditional release into the community with supervision.

Dr. Cecilia Groman, who created a report on Quarles’ rehabilitation, testified at a release hearing that Quarles was not suitable for release “at this time.”

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who represents the area where Quarles could be released, has strongly objected to his placement in that community.

Jacob previously stated:

“Callous and careless state officials are targeting rural East County by again moving to dump yet another sick sexually violent predator into the community. Making it even more outrageous, this particular serial rapist is known as ‘bolder than most.’ Jacumba has already been forced to house at least two other predators over the years. He has no place in that town -- or any community. His only home should be a prison cell.”