JW Sex Offender Release Location Secret, Cary Verse, Contra Costa County,CA

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  • blondie
    blondie

    I wonder what the elders in his new congregation are thinking? Will he be going door to door? I wonder what good PR that will generate for the WTS?

    Details sealed on sex predator's new Contra Costa home
    Location of where Cary Verse will live is being kept secret
    Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, February 5, 2004
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    As early as today, Cary Verse may become the state's second sexually violent predator to be released into the community. But a Contra Costa County judge has ordered details about his new home sealed, and even Verse said Wednesday that he doesn't know where he's going.

    "It's a big secret for everyone right now. I hope whatever community I live in will give me a chance to prove myself," Verse, 33, told The Chronicle in a telephone interview from Atascadero State Prison in San Luis Obispo County.

    In contrast to the release of notorious child molester Brian DeVries in August on the grounds of a Monterey County prison, state officials have refused to provide Verse's new address in advance, thwarting attempts by police and residents to prepare for any security concerns.

    "There is no redeeming value to keep a community in suspense when the address will eventually be known," Martinez Vice Mayor Mark Ross said Wednesday. "If this is so safe, why is it so secret?"

    Contra Costa Superior Court Judge John Minney, who had cleared Verse's release and asked authorities to find him housing, ordered details of Verse's new home withheld from the public last week. The judge said prospective housing for DeVries and Verse, who initially found housing in Martinez, fell through because of community outrage sparked by news reports.

    Under the state's Megan's Law, Verse will be required within five days of his release to register as a sex offender with his local law enforcement agency, which could then notify neighbors without giving his address. The public could search the Megan's Law database from police agencies across the state, using his last name to find out which ZIP code he lives in.

    Verse has a history of sex crimes, most recently the 1992 sexual assault of a man at a homeless shelter in Richmond. A consultant hired by his attorney has reportedly found Verse a place to live.

    Upon his release, Verse must also undergo outpatient treatment, drug and lie-detector testing, wear a satellite tracking bracelet

    and submit freely to searches.

    Verse, a Jehovah's Witness who has previously indicated he would like to live in Martinez to be close to a place of worship for his faith, maintained Wednesday that he is no longer a danger to anyone.

    "I take every precaution to make sure it never happens again," said Verse, citing therapy, religion and his chemical castration several years ago. "I just want to start over again and live a Christian life.''

    His mother, Tonnie Verse of Oakland, agreed Wednesday, saying, "He wants to make choices in life and try to be a benefit to society."

    Under state law, dangerous predators can be held as mental patients after their prison sentence. About 450 participants are in the state's treatment program for sexually violent predators, and six other men are awaiting release into the community, usually in the county where they were convicted, said Nora Romero, spokeswoman for the state Department of Mental Health.

    Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder said the sex-predator treatment program "seems to be a good program right up to the point of release." Schroder said he believes the city has been left in the dark. "It is imperative that we have adequate notification of where Mr. Verse is residing."

    Martinez Police Chief Dave Cutaia said had he not been shut out of the process, he would have been able to research the area where a sex offender would be placed and determine its suitability. "Who knows their jurisdiction better than the chief law-enforcement officer of that jurisdiction?" Cutaia said.

    "I see both sides of it," said Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County chief assistant district attorney and chairwoman of the sexual assault committee of the California District Attorneys Association.

    "I understand the need to protect people who are being released in the community and, at the same time, I very much understand that people in the community want to know who these sex offenders are so they can keep their families and children safe," she said.

    E-mail Henry K. Lee at hlee@sfchronicle.com.

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  • Special K
    Special K

    Hi Blondie

    Interesting..it said:

    "Verse, a Jehovah's Witness who has previously indicated he would like to live in Martinez to be close to a place of worship for his faith, maintained Wednesday that he is no longer a danger to anyone.

    "I take every precaution to make sure it never happens again," said Verse, citing therapy, religion and his chemical castration several years ago. "I just want to start over again and live a Christian life.''

    -----------------------

    I wonder if this guy became a so called J.W. while in prison?

    Chemical castration.. never heard of that. I wonder what they do.. Dip it in Acid?...???

    sincerely

    Special K

  • Valis
    Valis

    Special K...injections of medroxy progesterone acetate is your answer, but I like the acid idea better..*LOL*

    Thanks b for this article...How would you like to be in that congo?

    Sincerely,

    District Overbeer

  • Gerard
    Gerard

    What ever happened to Megan's Law?

    Megan?s Law is, in essence, community notification of convicted sex offenders. Megan?s Law mandates that offenders register with police and notify officers w hen they change addresses.

    Sex Offenders are arguing that their rights are greater than the rights that communities have to be made aware of their presence. Vomit Into The Toilet



  • Gerard
    Gerard

    Today's update: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/02/06/BAGNP4PT641.DTL

    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

    Sex criminal out of hospital

    Henry K. Lee


    Convicted sex predator Cary Verse was released Thursday from Atascadero State Hospital in San Luis Obispo County, hospital sources said, but his whereabouts and the location of his new home were unknown.

    Verse, 33, a Jehovah's Witness who has a history of sex crimes, has previously indicated that he would like to live in Martinez to be close to a place of worship for his faith. But a Martinez rental fell through last year after a landlord backed down.

    Verse was convicted and sentenced in Contra Costa County, but he may not necessarily be freed there, authorities said.

    Contra Costa Superior Court Judge John Minney ordered details of Verse's new home sealed for fear of stirring up public outcry that would prevent him from settling in.

    The judge cited the outrage that ensued when notorious child molester Brian DeVries was released last year as the first graduate of the state's treatment program for sexually violent predators. DeVries lives in a trailer outside the state prison in Soledad (Monterey County). Verse is the second such graduate.

    "I don't think any community appreciates the game of hide the SVP (sexually violent predator)," Martinez Vice Mayor Mark Ross said Thursday. "This is not how the process is going to succeed."

    Under the state's Megan's Law, Verse is required within five days of his release to register as a sex offender with the law enforcement agency where he lives. Police there could also notify neighbors living nearby, without making his address public .

  • amac
    amac

    Megan's Law does require them to register with the Police Dept, but that does not necessarily mean the public will know where he lives, unless they go to the police dept and inquire about him. I've tried it before and it is not as easy as it should be. Some states will post it on the web, but CA does not.

  • avishai
    avishai

    Sexually violent predators should never be released. They should all be killed, then we would'nt have these problems.

  • sunshineToo
    sunshineToo

    I saw the news the other day. Now he is in Mill Valley. Wait! Didn't Bill go there?

    As far as I know all the Mill Valley residents are not happy about their new neighbor.

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