[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.
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.”