By Miriam Raftery
September 24, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The 4th District Court of Appeals has ruled that sexually violent predator Alvin Quarles must remain locked up in a state mental hospital while appellate court judges review the case.
The appellate court issued a stay that blocks an earlier decision by Superior Court Judge David Gill, who had approved a supervised release of Quarles into a community within San Diego County. San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan filed an appeal of Gill’s decision and now the appellate court judges granted the stay that Stephan requested.
Quarles as charged with over 50 rapes and other crimes in the 1980s before pleading guilty in 1989 to four rapes and other felonies. He was dubbed the ”bolder than most rapist” because he forced husbands and boyfriends to watch as he sexually assaulted their female partners.
At one point, Quarles was slated to be released into a home in Jacumba Hot Springs supervised by Liberty Healthcare, but the property owner withdrew the offer.
Quarles release had been opposed by several of his past victims as well as by Supervisor Dianne Jacob. His attorneys have until September 30th to respond.