Opponents Protest Sex Offender's Planned Release

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    Convicted sex offender Douglas Badger could be placed on a three acre property in the 30,000 block of Hartfell Road in Campo's Lake Morena area. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports.

    Classified as a violent sex predator, 70-year-old Douglas Badger is scheduled to be released from prison.

    But where he will live is at the center of an emotional debate.

    At 9 a.m. Tuesday on the steps of the Hall of Justice, opponents plan to protest Badger's likely release into a southern San Diego community.

    Violent Sex Offender May Be Released to Campo

    [DGO] Violent Sex Offender May Be Released to Campo
    Convicted sex offender Douglas Badger could be placed on a three acre property in the 30,000 block of Hartfell Road in Campo's Lake Morena area. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports.

    Court documents indicate that Badger could be placed on a three acre property in the 30,000-block of Hartfell Road in Campo's Lake Morena area.

    Supervisor Dianne Jacob argued Badger should be put in the back country, but rather near Donovan State Prison, where other sexually violent predators live.

    Donovan State Prison is in the district of Assembly woman Lorena Gonzalez, who's also the mother of young children. Gonzalez opposes this alternative.

    Gonzalez and County Supervisor Greg Cox will be joined by two South County mothers, Milena Phillips and Maria Keeverand, whose sons were killed by a sexually violent predator.

    Badger, who has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and sexual sadism, has a history of sexual assaults dating back to 1974, according to law enforcement officials.

    Badger's victims were primarily male hitchhikers between the ages of 18 and 29, though he also assaulted a 16-year-old girl.

    On August 21, the courts found that he could be released back into the community for continued treatment and supervision.

    "He has continued to re-offend. He has continued to put children in jeopardy. He has continued to put young people as victims of his assault . So I don't care if he is 70 or 95, I do not want him in my community,” Gonzalez said.

    A court hearing is scheduled for Friday to to determine what would be appropriate housing for Badger.

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