An East County community must officially open its doors to a sexually violent predator who moved in Wednesday.
Allen Fields, 58, was released from a state hospital Wednesday and relocated to a 1,200-square-foot house on Custer Road. A San Diego judge approved the move in early September.
But for neighbors who live along the same road, there will be no housewarming party.
In the early 1980s, Fields worked as a caregiver or Boy Scout troop leader to gain access to four boys between the ages of 10 and 13, carrying out lewd acts against them over five years, according to the District Attorney.
He was convicted of fondling them, mutual masturbation, mutual oral copulation and attempted sodomy.
After serving 25 years in prison, Fields volunteered to undergo surgical castration in 2003 as he spent more than decade in sex offender treatment.
The diagnosed pedophile now lives in the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home with a locked gate and fence near the center of town.
Jock Ogles, who lives across the street, told NBC 7 he hasn't seen any lights on or activity at the house yet.
"The judge prohibited him from being out on the roads and I guess a normal amount of restrictions: he can't go anywhere unless he is accompanied, he's supposed to have 24 hour people here all the time, so we'll wait and see," he said.
Parents are concerned that Fields’ new home is one mile from a playground and 2.2 miles from Campo Elementary School.
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob called his placement one more in a disturbing trend for her community, where multiple sexually violent predators have been moved in recent years.