A California court order leads to the released of seven high-risk sex offenders days before California Governor Gavin Newsome ordered all parks and beaches in Orange county closed.
District Attorney Todd Spitzer immediately released a statement warning the community and pointing out that the convicts are likely to re-offend.
“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 statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“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.”
Throughout April, Court Commissioner, Joseph Dane ordered the releases of the inmates despite charges they’ve tampered with their GPS monitoring devices in the past.
Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said in his statement released on Wednesday that the jails are not overcrowded and that social distancing and quarantine measures are in place, so there was no need to free these inmates.
“These inmates were released by court order, and are not in any way connected to the measures I have taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Orange County Jail,” Barnes stated. “We have responsibly created the capacity needed in the jail to house sex offenders and other dangerous criminals. I oppose efforts that excuse criminal behavior and jeopardize the safety of our community.”
The court order is controversial because 3,500 “non-violent” California prisoners were already given early release as a result of the virus, according to officials.
The local news outlets, in-part of the community warning, released information of the convicts’ age and their history of offenses that have violated the law on several occasions.
The released inmates are:
– Luis Joel Ramirez, 27, of Costa Mesa, who has a history of sexual battery, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a peace officer, burglary and possessing a leaded cane, a deadly weapon, and who prosecutors say has violated his parole four times since 2019.
– James Franklin Bowling, 50, of Orange, who has a history of lewd conduct in a public place, repeated convictions for failing to register as a sex offender, repeated convictions for being a sex offender on school grounds, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia, and has allegedly violated parole twice since February.
– Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, 39, of Anaheim, who has a history of child molestation, indecent exposure, assault, battery, criminal threats, and inflicting injury on an elder adult, and who prosecutors say has violated parole five times since 2017.
– Calvin Curtis Coleman, 52, of Santa Ana, who has a history of lewd conduct in a public place and has allegedly violated parole three times since 2019.
– Kyle Albert Winton, 40, of Mission Viejo, who has a history of child molestation, criminal threats to cause significant bodily injury or death, resisting a peace officer, DUI and hit and run with property damage, and has allegedly violated parole once.
– Jose Adrian Oregel, 46, of Santa Ana, who has a history of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation of a person under the age of 18, great bodily injury, and being a second striker, and who prosecutors claim has violated parole six times since June of 2019.
– Mario Ernesto Sandoval, 45, of Stanton, who has a history of sexual battery, touching for sexual arousal, indecent exposure, assault on a peace officer and allegedly violated his parole once this year.