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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Wednesday March 28th, 2018 :: 12:36 p.m. PDT

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Sexually Violent Predator Hearing - Jacumba Hot Springs

If you live in the East County, the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) has recommended the placement of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) at 42920 Desert Rose Ranch Road, Jacumba Hot Springs.

While this address falls within the jurisdiction of the Boulevard/Jacumba Sheriff's Office, THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OR SAFE TASK FORCE (SEXUAL ASSAULT FELONY ENFORCEMENT) ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SELECTION OF THE PROPOSED SITE. THAT SELECTION PROCESS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF DSH AND THE SAN DIEGO SUPERIOR COURT.

The schools closest to the proposed address include Clover Flat Elementary School and Jacumba Elementary School.

Herman Joseph Smith has two prior rape convictions. He also served time in prison for molesting a child under 14 in the 90s.

A public forum regarding the proposed location will be held before it is finalized by the court. Comments will be accepted during the hearing on:

Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Department 2102
San Diego Superior Court
1100 Union Street, San Diego

If you can't make it to the public hearing on April 27th, you can send your comments on the proposed placement via e-mail, phone or mail through April 11th.

E-mail your comments to: sdsafe@sdsheriff.org. You can also call (858) 495-3619. You can mail your comments to:

SVP Release/SAFE Task Force
9425 Chesapeake Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

For more information about the legal designation, treatment and release from confined facilities of sexually violent predators, visit the San Diego County District Attorney's website: http://www.sdcda.org/preventing/sex-offenders/index.html.

To get alerts when a sex offender moves in or out of your neighborhood, visit www.sandiegocountysexoffenders.com.

Address/Location
San Diego County Sheriff's Department
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 858-565-5200

42920 Desert Rose Ranch Rd
Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934

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