Supervisor Joel Anderson: 83% of all sexually violent predators “dumped” in my district
JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS (KUSI) – 83% of all sexually violent predators in San Diego County have been placed in Supervisor Joel Anderson’s district, District 2.
To make matters worse, 66.6% of sexually violent predators are placed in Jacumba specifically.
KUSI’s Jenny Milkowski was joined by San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson to discuss how the placement of SVP’s makes his community unsafe for children and families.
Anderson warned that if this new proposed placement is approved, 1 in every 108 Jacumba residents would be sexually violent predators. That number equates to 1 SVP for every minor living in Jacumba.
Anderson hosted a press conference (below) on Sept. 30 to advocate against the placement of Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) William Stafford in Jacumba. William Stafford, a sexually violent predator with a long history of repeat rape convictions, is to be transferred to the Jacumba community on conditional release.
Stafford committed a series of sexual assaults in 1971, one of which was against a minor. In 1977, following probational release, Stafford committed sexual offenses against three different victims, one of whom was 15 years old. He pled guilty to forcible rape.
Stafford is classified as a sexually violent predator (SVP), a designation for those convicted of sexually violent offenses and diagnosed with a mental disorder that makes them likely to re-offend. After serving their prison sentences, SVPs undergo treatment at state hospitals, but may also petition courts to continue treatment in supervised outpatient locations.
The San Diego Superior Court has ordered the conditional release of Stafford to 42457 Old Highway 80, Jacumba, CA 91934.
Residents have repeatedly spoken out against the placement, arguing that the area is ill prepared for and unfairly assigned to host SVP’s — KUSI’s Hunter Sowards was joined by Sarah Thompson, a Community Activist, to discuss the upcoming court decision’s affect on the community (below).