A shocking and disturbing exclusive from the UK Daily Mail.
I sometimes refer to California as the 10th circle of hell in reference to Dante’s Inferno. Now a British publication confirms my assessment.
The UK Daily Mail published a shocking exclusive detailing how thousands of California’s convicted pedophiles were released after serving less than a year in prison.
Analysis of a California database of sex offenders shows thousands of child molesters are being let out after just a few months, despite sentencing guidelines.
Current and former sex crime prosecutors said the figures are ‘terrifying’ and ‘shameful’.
More than 7,000 sex offenders were convicted of ‘lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age’ but were let out of prison the same year they were incarcerated, data from the California Megan’s Law database says.
Others who committed some of the worst child sex crimes on the statute books served similarly short sentences, including 365 pedophiles convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child who spent less than 12 months in prison, 39 cases of sodomy with a child under 16, and three cases of kidnapping a child under 14 ‘with intent to commit lewd or lascivious acts’, according to the data.
Former Los Angeles sex crimes prosecutor Samuel Dordulian told DailyMail.com he was ‘shocked’ by the statistics and described them as ‘frightening for society’.
Daily Mail senior reporter Josh Boswell was interviewed by FNC host Tucker Carlson. Boswell indicated that he had to bypass limitations on California’s Megan’s Law website to gather statistics on registered sex offenders in the state.
Apparently, the California Justice Department refused to provide him with the data. During the interview, Boswell cited some of his most troubling finds.
BOSWELL: So we’re looking at someone like Noah Holt who we highlighted in the story. From Santa Cruz County, he was convicted of those lewd and lascivious acts with an under 14, child porn, indecent exposure, and he pled no contest in 2013.
He was out with a job in 2014.
You’ve got similar examples, Carlos Nahue, continuous sexual abuse of a child he was convicted of in 2015.
He spent two days in jail, and he now lives one block from a daycare, according to the database, which is in California, run by the California Department of Justice.
We asked them to give us the data, but they refused, and so I had to write the script to put this all together so that I could show the public this information.
CALRSON: So just to be clear, these are not technical sex crimes. This is not a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old getting frisky at the prom and getting arrested.
This is child molestation. It’s molesting little kids…pre-pubescent kids.
California’s officials were less than responsive to Boswell’s follow-up inquiry.
A number of California officials who were asked about the report’s findings blamed policies endorsed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom which have allowed shortened sentences and early release for convicted criminals.
Boswell said he contacted the California District Attorney as well as Newsom’s office – both of whom deflected blame or ignored his inquiry on the issue.
I want to thank the British press for doing the job the American media won’t do…especially the moralizing news organizations within California.DONATE
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