Violent Pedophile Could Be Released Into Jacumba Hot Springs

A state hospital board is recommending a sexually violent pedophile be placed in Jacumba Hot Springs.

In 1981, 57 year old Alan James was convicted of a lewd act on a child under the age of 14 and was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation.

Five years later, he was convicted of multiple sex crimes involving children: child molest, forcible child molest, unlawful sexual intercourse, kidnapping for purpose of child molest, and unlawful touching, with three minor victims. These crimes occurred in San Diego County.

He was sentenced to 28 years in prison and was then committed to a state hospital.

Three different times since 2014, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office opposed Mr. James' petitions for conditional release while he was still undergoing treatment and which did not have the support of the hospital.

Now the hospital says he can be released .

You may submit your comments through any of the methods listed below.

Public comment will be accepted between the dates of February 20, 2019 and March 6, 2019. These comments will be forwarded to DSH and to the Superior Court before the Hearing on this matter.

Email: Telephone: (858) 495-3619 Mail: SVP Release/SAFE Task Force 9425 Chesapeake Drive San Diego, CA 92123

Public comment will also be heard March 22nd in San Diego Superior Court at 9:00 am in Dept. 2001, the Honorable Albert T. Harutunian, III presiding.

Photo Credit: SD County

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