A sexually violent predator, convicted of rape and kidnap, will soon be moving into San Diego’s East County.
After a public hearing, a San Diego County Superior Court judge ordered that Ural Davis, 49, be placed in Jacumba Hot Springs. He will move into a house located at 45612 Old Highway 80 by Feb. 29.
No one spoke at the hearing, but the judge previously received three phone calls and 11 emails about Davis’ placement.
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who represents the rural East County community, sent this statement after the decision was made:
“Backcountry families are fed up with the state sticking sexually violent predators – these worst of the worst – in their quiet communities. These sick individuals are beyond rehabilitation and placing them in any community undermines public safety and puts a huge strain on taxpayers. Ural Davis’ rap sheet includes rape, forced oral copulation and kidnapping for sexual purposes – all within our county and all involving female victims. He doesn’t belong anywhere near our area. He belongs behind bars, for good.”
According to the San Diego County District Attorney’s office, Davis has been diagnosed with a paraphilic disorder.
Between 1984 and 1992, he was convicted of forced oral copulation, forcible rape and kidnap for sexual purposes in three separate cases. Each occurred within San Diego County, and all the incidents involved a weapon and a victim who was an adult woman, the DA's office says.
During his 1993 court case, he was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Before his release, the DA’s office filed -- and was granted -- a petition to civilly commit Davis as a sexually violent predator in 2009.
He was then sent to the state hospital for treatment. In 2014, Davis requested outpatient treatment, and after a trial in November 2015, the court granted his request.
A month later, the Department of State Hospitals proposed Davis be placed in Jacumba.