Judge orders sex predator released to rural home

Judge orders sex predator released to rural home


[trib_ndn vid=25519954]SAN DIEGO — A judge Monday authorized the release and placement of a sexually violent predator to a home in Jacumba Hot Springs, in San Diego’s rural east county.

Mikel MarshallSuperior Court Judge Howard Shore said he had no reason to deny placement for 39-year-old Mikel Wayne Marshall.

Marshall spent 14 years in prison for molesting four young boys, ages 4- 8, between 1992 and 1994. In each case, he was known to the families of the children he assaulted, authorities said.

Marshall was committed as a sexually violent predator in 2008, and since that time, has participated in the inpatient sex offender treatment program at Coalinga State Hospital.

Last August, Shore determined that Marshall could be safely released into the community for continued treatment and supervision. The Department of State Hospitals proposed placing Marshall at the location on Desert Rose Ranch Road in Jacumba.

Shore said Marshall will not…

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