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A convicted child molester that authorities deemed a “high-risk sex offender” was rearrested just two weeks after being released from jail amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus behind bars.
Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, 39, was arrested on April 30 for allegedly exposing himself at a parole resource center.
Magdaleno was one of seven “high-risk sex offenders” who were released from a prison in Orange County, California by Court Commissioner Joseph Dane due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus behind bars. At least four of those sex offenders were arrested again.
(Source: Fox 11)
The other six sex offenders were identified by the Santa Ana District Attorneys Office as:
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;
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 great 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; and
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 assault, and allegedly violated parole once this year.
Rudy Magdaleno’s extensive criminal history includes convictions for child molestation, indecent exposure, assault, battery, criminal threats and inflicting injury on an elder adult, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Authorities say he has violated parole five times since 2017.
Police say that on April 17, Magdaleno exposed himself to staff members at a parole resource center. Authorities say he fled the scene but was later arrested.
“I find it extremely troubling that this high-risk sex offender was authorized for release, in spite of his significant documented criminal history,” Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin said.
In a statement, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said sex offenders should not be mass-released from jail due to the coronavirus.
“These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break,” Spitzer said. He said criminals who have a history of recidivist behavior should not be unleashed to the public. “These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend.”
Liberal cities across the United States are releasing criminals from jail while placing law-abiding Americans under house arrest.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) April 15, 2020
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