Judge to consider placement of serial rapist Alvin Quarles

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) –┬áCamera’s were not allowed in the courtroom for the case of serial rapist Alvin Quarles. He was dubbed the “bolder than most rapist” after terrorizing San Diego communities in the late 1980’s.

Now – after serving only half of his prison term, Quarles was granted release last Summer. Today Judge David Gill temporarily suspended that order. .

A last minute motion by the defense also tried to close the courtroom entirely to the public and the media. The Judge denied that motion.

The defense filed another motion saying the Judge doesn’t have power to reverse his decision. While an official ruling on that motion wasn’t entered, Judge Gill did say in court it’s abundantly clear he has continuing jurisdiction to rule on this case.

Next month, the Judge will officially rule on this motion and address the DA’s appeal to keep Quarles in custody.

An evidentiary hearing has been scheduled for March 19. The court will hear testimony and review a sealed report on the mental evaluation of Quarles.

The defense is fighting to keep the contents of that report secret. Members of the community say we have a right to know if Quarles poses a danger to society.

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