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Jacumba Springs will receive the 5th sexually violent predator in the community –

JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS (KUSI) – William Stafford, a sexually violent predator with a long history of repeated rape convictions, is to be transferred to the Jacumba community on parole.

Logan Byrnes from KUSI was joined by Sarah Thompson, a community activist from Jacumba, to discuss the effect this SVP could have on her community.

Stafford committed a series of sexual assaults in 1971, including one against a minor. In 1977, after parole, Stafford committed sexual offenses against three different victims, one of whom was 15 years old. He pleaded guilty to forcible rape.

Stafford is classified as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP), a designation for people convicted of sexually violent offenses and diagnosed with a mental disorder that makes them likely to re-offend. After serving their prison sentence, SVPs undergo treatment in public hospitals, but can also ask the courts to continue treatment in supervised outpatient centers.

The San Diego Superior Court ordered Stafford’s parole at 42457 Old Highway 80, Jacumba, CA 91934.

The hearing is set for September 30, when the SAFE task force will accept public comments on the proposed placement.