So…the thought of still having to be at home for most of the time, but now having the new threat of extremely dangerous sex offenders suddenly being on the loose in your neighborhood…that can’t be a good feeling.
But unfortuantley, that is the reality for many Orange County residents.
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer on Tuesday issued a warning to residents after seven registered sex offenders who he said were “high-risk” were recently released from custody early, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Spitzer said the convicted men spent “just days” in jail instead of the six months required by law for those registered as sex offenders.
The men apparently had also been charged with cutting off their GPS monitors or tampering with their tracking devices.
They were released beginning on April 7 as a result of rulings by appointed Court Commissioner Joseph Dane, Spitzer said.
The DA called the men “the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to reoffend.”
“These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break,” he said.
And of course the internet had plenty to say about this:
Keep releasing rapists and sex offenders so the don’t get sick in prison, but arrest mothers with their 2 year olds at the park at the swings and dads playing catch with their sons. Yeah…this makes sense.https://t.co/RiN1dzpMre#COVID19 #government— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) April 29, 2020
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