Remember those seven "high-risk" sex offenders released early in California recently to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus? Well, six of them are back in jail, the Orange County Register reported.
Their release was decried by Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, who issued a warning to residents.
"These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend," Spitzer said in a news release. "They are doing everything they can to avoid detection by the parole officers assigned to monitor them so they can potentially commit additional sex offenses. These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break."
The sex offenders — convicted of crimes ranging from indecent exposure and sexual battery to child molestation — were released beginning April 7, many of them spending just days behind bars instead of the six months required by law for registered sex offenders who violate parole by removing or disabling GPS monitors.