State wants to place sex predator in Borrego Springs

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SAN DIEGO — State hospital officials want to place sexually violent predator Terry Stone in a single-story home in Borrego Springs, in the far reaches of northeast San Diego County.

TerryStoneStone, 63, a diagnosed pedophile, was convicted on three separate occasions for committing lewd and lascivious acts against five different victims between the ages of 6 and 11.

In February, the same officials proposed placing Stone on a 2.2-acre private parcel in Spring Valley, but area residents, supported by County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, strongly opposed the placement.

In 1994, Stone was sentenced to 19 years in prison for his crimes.

Prior to his release date, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office filed a petition to commit Stone as a sexually violent predator. As a result, instead of being released, Stone was committed to a state hospital in 2003.

Last year, Stone sought his conditional release from the hospital, and in December, a judge ruled that Stone could be safely released back into the community for continued treatment and supervision.

A court hearing is scheduled May 2 for the public to comment on Stone’s proposed placement in Borrego Springs.

Public comment will be accepted until April 11 and also at the hearing next month.


  • Mom

    What is WRONG with our government!? Do they now remember the guy who was let out of jail molested another child then left her dead at the lake?!?!? No KEEP him in and put him in jail!!! People that molest children are unfixable, and will repeat the offense. Where is our tax money going!!!!

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