Monitored (JW) Predator May Be Set Entirely Free

[Original published date: February 16, 2004

Monitored predator may be set entirely free.
Judge warns he’ll release him outright if no community accepts his presence.
By Suzanne Bohan — Sacramento Bee Correspondent
Published 2:15 a.m. PST Monday, February 16, 2004

Even with state officials house-hunting for him, Cary Verse, a four-time convicted violent sexual offender, can’t find a place to call home. Wherever the 33-year-old ex-convict unpacks his bags, he has become virulently unpopular.

San Francisco Bay Area showing the city of Oakland and Marin and Contra Costa Counties - [Click to enlarge]
San Francisco Bay Area showing the city of Oakland and Marin and Contra Costa Counties [Click to enlarge]
He has been rejected by landlords in Contra Costa and Marin counties. The manager of the residential hotel where Verse now lives in Oakland wants his new tenant out, a sentiment backed by Oakland city officials.

“We already lack the resources to monitor those high-risk sex offenders who are rightly placed in Oakland,” said Police Chief Richard Word. “Oakland doesn’t need any more.”

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