Appeals court to keep convicted rapist Alvin Quarles in custody for now

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An appeals court has issued a stay on the release of convicted sexually violent predator Alvin Quarles, which means the “bolder-than-most” serial rapist will remain in custody.

The 4th District Court of Appeal on Friday issued the stay after Judge David Gill ruled to release Quarles last year.

Quarles was charged with more than 50 rapes, robberies and burglaries in the 1980s and in 1989 pleaded guilty to four rapes and other felonies. During his spree, Quarles used an alias while trying to avoid authorities. According to court documents obtained by KUSI, the rapist is also known as “James Fort.”

His defense attorney has filed a response to the District Attorney’s Writ to the Court of Appeals. The prosecution will have a chance to respond and both parties are able to request to make oral arguments.
Quarles will stay in custody for the remainder of this year.
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