State Recommends Placing Sexually Violent Predator in Jacumba Hot Springs

A sexually violent predator may soon call San Diego’s East County home.

The Department State Hospitals has proposed placing Ural Davis in Jacumba Hot Springs after his release. His specific address would be 45612 Old Highway 80.

Davis has convictions of rape by force, oral copulation with a minor under 14 and kidnap with intent to commit sodomy, oral copulation or rape by instrument. He has been undergoing treatment at a state hospital.

According to City News Service, Davis requested in August 2014 that he receive outpatient treatment and be released. A judge granted his request after a trial last month.

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob sent this reaction to the possible placement: "This serial predator is a sick man who belongs behind bars for his multiple felonies, including rape and kidnapping for sexual purposes. Dumping him in Jacumba Hot Springs is a terrible idea, and I will continue to fight the placement of these violent criminals in East County. Enough is enough.”

The decision of where to place Davis ultimately lies with DSH and the San Diego County Superior Court, but the public is allowed to comment on the placement.

During a Jan. 22 court hearing, the San Diego Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force will be accepting public comments.

Those comments will also be accepted between Dec. 16 and 22 by email at, by phone at 858-495-3619 or by mail at SVP Release/SAFE Task Force, 9425 Chesapeake Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.

Jacumba Hot Springs is in the Mountain Empire of southeastern San Diego County. Davis’ proposed home is under the jurisdiction of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The area has a population of about 561.

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