Sexually Violent Predator Gary Snavely May Be Placed in Borrego Springs

A sexually violent predator with a history of violating parole and the rules of the state's conditional release program may be placed in Borrego Springs.

Gary Snavely, 49, was convicted in 1987 of molesting two Orange County girls under 10. He served three years in prison but violated the conditions of his parole and sent back behind bars.

Then, after his release in 1996, the convicted pedophile failed to register as a sex offender. For that offense, Snavely spent 16 months behind bars.

Once designated as a sexually violent predator, he was committed to the state hospital.

When the county approved his request for conditional release in 2008, Snavely was ordered to return to the state hospital after several months for medication misuse according to county officials.

Judge Louis R. Hanoian granted a second petition for release at a hearing in August.

If approved, Snavely will be placed at 3184 Club Circle East #13, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.

A public hearing will be held December 5 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 54 of the San Diego Superior Court downtown for Borrego Springs residents to address the court regarding the proposed release.

Comments will also be accepted until Nov. 10 by emailing, calling (858) 495-3619 or sending a written letter to:

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

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