A San Diego judge has approved the unconditional release of a sexually violent predator who served 16 years behind bars for molesting two children under 10.
David Chambless, 53, was committed as a sexually violent predator in September 1998.
He was convicted of molesting two girls under 10. He was babysitting one of the girls when she was assaulted.
Nine years later, he was ordered into outpatient treatment in Jacumba where he has been closely monitored by a court-appointed company and law enforcement officials.
Now, he attends on an outpatient sex offender program and lives alone in Descanso.
On May 5, Chambless filed for unconditional release.
His neighbors say approving the request would be bad for the community, where many children live.
Nany Natter was one of the residents who attended Tuesday’s hearing.
“It's always been a safe haven for our family. In fact, the main open space is the portion in front of David's home. That's where they play ball, ride bikes,etc. So they're in his eyes,” Natter said.
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