Campo Residents Nervous and Frustrated About Predator Moving In

A San Diego judge will consider Wednesday whether to release a convicted child molester to live in an East County community.

Campo residents near Custer Road say they’re furious about a plan to move a violent child predator to their area.

Law enforcement officials say in the early 1980’s Allen Fields molested four boys between the ages of 10 and 13 years old.

During that time, he was either their caregiver or Boy Scout troop leader. The incidents happened over a five year period and included fondling, mutual masturbation, mutual oral copulation and attempted sodomy.

The woman who lives across the street from the home Fields would move into says she’s nervous and frustrated. She did not want to be identified, but told NBC 7 she has a 12-year-old autistic son and nine grandchildren who often come over to play.

Tessa Dierkop is a mother of four children and the owner of Café B down the road from the home where Fields would live. She says she fears for the children..

“There are kids all day long riding bikes..walking to the cafe or to the park right up the road,” she said to NBC 7.

Fields’ court hearing will take place at 9a.m. at the downtown courthouse. Public comment will still be accepted.

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