SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Superior Court is soliciting public feedback on the proposed placement of a sexually violent predator who’s been recommended for conditional release, authorities said Tuesday.

Douglas Badger, convicted of sexual assaults dating back to 1981 and 1990, was recommended by the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) to be placed at 1619 Zuni Trail in Borrego Springs, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stated in a release.

In 2021, a judge ruled that Badger was deemed unfit to live under supervision in the Mount Helix neighborhood near El Cajon.

Public comments about the proposed placement will be accepted between July 8-22 by the San Diego Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force, according to authorities. Those comments will be included in the formal response to the court and the DSH.

The sheriff’s department is taking email comments regarding the sexually violent predator placement at sdsafe@sdsheriff.org; you can call 858-583-7238; or mail comments to:

SVP/Release/SAFE Task Force
9425 Chesapeake Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

Badger’s hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the San Diego Superior Court. Oral comments may be accepted subject to court ruling.