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August 22, 2018 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – The Department of State Hospitals has proposed the release of Alvin Quarles, a sexually violent predator, at 43050 Desert Rose Ranch Road in Jacumba Hot Springs.  A serial rapist, Quarles attacked victims at knifepoint while they were sleeping in their homes or hotel rooms. He sometimes raped women in front of their husbands or boyfriends, and at times forced them to have sex while he watched.  Investigators suspect he was responsible for over a dozen assaults in San Diego County during the 1980s. In 1989, he was sentenced to 50 years in prison under a plea bargain.

A hearing date on his proposed release is slated for October 12 at 9 a.m. in Department 2204 of the San Diego Superior Court, 1100 Union St., San Diego, CA 92101.

Supervisor Dianne Jacob has strenuously objected to Quarles’ release. On Twitter, she posted, “Callous and careless state officials are targeting rural East County by again moving to dump yet another sick sexually violent predator into the community.  Making it even more outrageous, this particular serial rapist is known as ‘bolder than most.’ Jacumba has already been forced to house at least two other predators over the years. He has no place in that town — or any community. His only home should be a prison cell.”

With the court hearing scheduled for October 12, 2018, the SAFE Task Force will be accepting public comments about the proposed placement to be included in the formal response to the Court.

The Sheriff's Department and SAFE Task Force are not responsible for the selection of the proposed site. The selection process is the sole responsibility of the Department of State Hospitals and San Diego Superior Court.

You may submit your comments through any of the methods listed below. Public comment will be accepted between the dates of August 22, 2018 and September 5, 2018. These comments will be forwarded to DSH and to the Superior Court before the Hearing on this matter. Public comment will also be accepted at the hearing.


Telephone: (858) 495-3619

Mail: SVP Release/SAFE Task Force

9425 Chesapeake Drive

San Diego, CA 92123

Further information about SVPs, and an explanation of the legal requirements for their designation, treatment, and release from confined facilities, can be obtained at the San Diego County District Attorney’s website and also at the Department of State Hospital’s website

Information on the SAFE Task Force can be obtained at

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