Supervisor Joel Anderson: Too Many Sex Offenders Are Being Placed In East County Homes

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“My citizens, our neighbors, have the right to the same level of safety as anybody does in any other rich neighborhood," Anderson said at a news conference.

Anderson said 31% of sexually violent predators are released into group homes in the East County. But on the other hand, Anderson said District 3, which encompasses some of the county's wealthiest neighborhoods, is home to only 7% of released offenders.

Meantime, Supervisor Anderson said the County can take a big step in the right direction by reconvening the Sex Offender Management Council, which hasn’t met since 2019.

“These are medical professionals and law enforcement experts and we’re asking them for their expertise in figuring out a better way of handling this," Anderson said.