California Releases High-Risk Sex Offenders, One Re-Arrested Just 4 Days Later

Sandy Malone

Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno was arrested just four days after he was released from jail because of the pandemic.

Orange County, CA – A high-risk sex offender released from jail on April 13 as part of California’s effort to empty correctional facilities due to coronavirus was re-arrested just four days later after he committed another deviant crime.

Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, 39, was arrested again on April 17 after he exposed himself at a Santa Ana parole resource center, KCAL reported.

Magdaleno had been in jail on a parole violation after he failed to charge his GPS monitor, but was released early despite a minimum 180-day sentence because of the threat of coronavirus in the state’s jails.

The convicted sex offender has a chilling criminal history that includes breaking into a home and exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl, masturbating in front of a female employee at a law office, and forcing a disabled person at a restaurant to perform oral sex on him, according to KCAL.

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said that he was forced to release 45 percent of the inmates in the Orange County Jail in April, FOX News reported.

Sheriff Barnes said his jail was not overcrowded and they are observing social distancing and quarantine guidelines, so there was no reason to release the high-risk sex offenders into the community because of the pandemic.

"These inmates were released by court order, and are not in any way connected to the measures I have taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Orange County Jail," the sheriff said. "We have responsibly created the capacity needed in the jail to house sex offenders and other dangerous criminals. I oppose efforts that excuse criminal behavior and jeopardize the safety of our community."

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said the high-risk sex offenders were released by the order of Court Commissioner Joseph Dane, FOX News reported.

Spitzer was so concerned about the high-risk level of some of the released inmates that he sent out an alert into the community to warn people about seven specific sex offenders who were likely to re-offend, FOX News reported.

"These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend," the district attorney said in a written statement. "They are doing everything they can to avoid detection by the parole officers assigned to monitor them so they can potentially commit additional sex offenses. These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break."

Local news stations reported that the seven men ranged in age from 27 to 52 and all had a history of lewd offenses and multiple convictions, FOX News reported.

Magdaleno was on the district attorney’s list.

“The arrest of this dangerous sex offender just days after he walked out of jail demonstrates the court’s grave error in releasing him and six other high-risk sex offenders early,” Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido said in a statement, KCAL reported.

Santa Ana police said they think Magdaleno committed other offenses during his four days of freedom and have asked the public to come forward with any information related to the sex offender’s activities.

Sheriff Barnes told KCAL that none of the seven high-risk sex offenders who were released should have been trusted as all of them had been charged with either removing a GPS monitoring device or failing to charge it so they could not be tracked.

Comments (36)
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2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Who could have imagined a re-offender? How long until another.. then another?

star692
star692

Should we be surprised ? By the time I finish this another will probably be arrested.

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

Well what do you expect? Deranged criminals bent on committing more crime after their cell is unlocked...why not set them all free?

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

Why not announce their release about 2 hours . prior, so victims ca n'welcome' them back to society, properly. Release them ALL this way. The problem will solve itself.

JBoH
JBoH

"...he exposed himself at a Santa Ana parole resource center..."

Can't make this stuff up...especially in California.

flybynight
flybynight

Drop them off at lowestcoms gated community 🙄 and he can sever them drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Or should I say horse divers?

Jones24
Jones24

CA and NY are run by clowns.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Am I the only one that no longer cares what happens in California or New York? I think we need walls around both and we should catapult mentally deranged Democrats found outside the wall into their cesspool of insanity. Just a thought... Now, good morning to civilized society.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Everyone with a brain know that nothing good would come of this.👎😣

magnumforc
magnumforc

We have locked and loaded based on the criminal element being dumped on the streets to prey on the citizens. Once again, Democrat controlled states, such as NY and CA, have decided the criminals lives are more important than law abiding citizens.

Schick56
Schick56

FUCKING IDIOTS, 😠

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

All of these pieces of shit just need to be euthanized like the rabid animals they are!!!

SPD33
SPD33

The Gov has to get all the criminals out of jail to make room for all the beach goers he's planning to lockup this weekend.

Marxest
Marxest

SICKENING! ABSOLUTELY SICKENING! GOOD GOD!!! Those "men", no, predators need to be sent back to prison immediately! They have no business being loosed on the streets to prey on good people. If they are exposed to the Wuhan Coronavirus in prison, so be it. At least the general public will be safe.

flybynight
flybynight

It took him four days to get arrested? He must be losing his touch.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

All I had to do was look at the title and know that all of them were caucasian.


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