By Miriam Raftery
October 13, 2018 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – Judge David Gill on Friday approved the release of Alvin Quarles, a sexual predator dubbed “bolder than most” to a residence at 43050 Desert Ranch Road in Jacumba Hot Springs. The Department of State Hospitals had proposed Quarles’ release to the site on or before November 30th.
The ruling came despite protesters outside the courthouse, more than 30 people who came to court to oppose the release, and opposition Supervisor Dianne Jacob.
Mary Taylor told the judge that her life has been “haunted” since Quarles sexually assaulted her 30 years ago, threatening to kill her and her female roommate if they did not do as he ordered, KUSI reports.
Quarles, 56, has a history of entering homes and attacking sleeping women at knife point, sometimes ordering a victim’s male partner to watch or perform sexual acts. He was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison for over a dozen sexual assaults. He became eligible for parole in 2013 but was transferred to a state hospital and declared a sexually violent predator.
His release is conditional and he will be monitored with a GPS device. If he violates terms of his release, he could be returned to Coalinga State Hospital.
Supervisor Jacob, issued a statement blasting the decision. "Today’s decision and the actions by state officials to place this monster in Jacumba is cruel and misguided," she says."Jacumba has already been forced to house at least two other sexually violent predators over the years, and rural East County has been a convenient dumping ground for several other predators. It is sickening that families in Jacumba will soon have this serial rapist in their community. No other area in the region has been abused this way. These same callous officials would never allow for a serial rapist to be placed next to their own home.”