ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (KTLA) -- Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer on Tuesday issued a warning to residents after seven registered sex offenders who he said were “high-risk” were recently released from custody early amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Spitzer said the convicted men spent “just days” in jail instead of the six months required by law for those registered as sex offenders.
The men apparently had also been charged with cutting off their GPS monitors or tampering with their tracking devices.
They were released on April 7 as a result of rulings by appointed Court Commissioner Joseph Dane, Spitzer said.
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The D.A. called the men “the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to reoffend.”
“These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break,” he said.