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I get that there are semantic differences between the the US and the UK, but in neither country can you cannot be "convicted" of "pedophilia." Pedophilia is a clinical diagnosis, not a legal designation. In the US, you can be placed on the public s*x offense registry for urinating behind a dumpster ("indecent exposure") or being a teen who had mutual relations with a classmate (most states do not have "statutory r*pe", they just call it "r*pe" or "s*xual assault). In fact, state can place kids as early as 8 years old on the registry, and while uncommon, it is not zero.
This article was intentionally written as a piece for pearl-clutching Karens who believe in QAnon and other inane online theories.
Using quotes from braindead scum-of-the-earth prosecutors like Robin sax is like urinating on a pile of excrement.
EXCLUSIVE: DailyMail.com probe reveals 400 'p***e dens' in California house up to 18 s** p***s living together just blocks away from schools – one $1m home with tennis court has six men convicted of the most heinous crimes
DailyMail.com's analysis of a California s** o** database reveals that nearly 2,000 convicted p**s are living together in groups of three or more in 'p** dens' in the state
Some of the 'p**e dens' are just a block away from schools
DailyMail.com also spoke to residents of the 'dens' and even got a tour of one property housing several c** m**s
We can reveal that a $1million, 6-bed home in Northridge, California, with a tennis court, is home to six p**s with some of the most heinous crimes on the statute books
Law enforcement and current and former prosecutors of s** crimes told DailyMail.com the dens could be dangerous and create an 'environment for more crimes to occur'
President of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff's Association said, 'These guys and gals have addictions, and to put them anywhere near a temptation is not serving them and it's not serving the kids'
By JOSH BOSWELL FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 14:42 EST, 21 December 2022 | UPDATED: 15:09 EST, 21 December 2022
DailyMail.com has discovered more than 400 'p**e dens' of up to 18 s** p**s all living at the same California address.
An analysis of a government database of California s** o**s reveals that almost 2,000 convicted p**s are living together in groups of three or more at 442 locations across the state.
Some of the 'p** dens' are a little more than a block away from schools.
Law enforcement and current and former prosecutors of s** crimes told DailyMail.com the dens could be dangerous.
'That's a big deal,' said Nate Seger, President of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff's Association.
'These guys and gals have addictions, and to put them anywhere near a temptation is not serving them and it's not serving the kids.'
"It's terrifying. Your numbers truly, truly frighten me,' said former Deputy District Attorney Sam Dordulian, who prosecuted s** crimes in the LA DA's office.
'If they're all congregating with each other, it's just creating the environment for more of these crimes to occur.
'Even if they're trying to stay clean, they're in an environment where they're around other p**s. They're gonna be talking about children, having child porn available. And it's just creating a situation where you're almost sure there's going to be another offense.'
DailyMail.com obtained and analyzed a copy of the Megan's Law database of registered s** o**s in California.
The database contains records of 58,685 s** o**s, including 43,007 (73%) who have been convicted of s** crimes involving children.
By comparing these p**' addresses, the shocking picture emerged: hundreds of homes across the state where groups of child s** o**s were living, often near to schools.
DailyMail.com also spoke to residents of the 'dens' and even got a tour of one property housing several p**s.
One property on Elm Avenue in Long Beach is home to 16 p**, according to the Megan's Law database.
Bobbie Smith Elementary is just two blocks (850 ft) away...
S** o** whose crimes involved children under age 14 and who have been specifically designated as high risk by the state are prohibited from living within half a mile of schools.
A 'hometel' on 10th Avenue in San Diego houses 14 p**s and is 1,000ft from Urban Discovery Academy Charter, a Kindergarten through 8th grade school...
A $1million property on Wilbur Avenue in Northridge with a tennis court in the backyard is home to six p**s with some of the most heinous crimes on the statute books...
Dordulian, a veteran p** prosecutor who now represents victims of s** crimes, told DailyMail.com that letting predators congregate in homes could raise their risk of reoffending.
'These guys all have their own little networks, especially online and sadly on the dark web,' he said. 'It wouldn't be surprising to me if they all tell each other 'well, you're looking for a place, this is the place to come to.' And that's how they all end up congregating.
'A lot of these guys look at child porn. If there's that available and one shows it to the other, they're going to bring those compulsions back for those guys, making it more likely that they're going to go out and recommit.
'There's going to be greater exposure to the stuff that triggers their compulsion, which is discussion of children, pictures of children, child porn and the like.
'This kind of a situation is going to create an environment where these p**s are going to have much greater opportunity, because no one's monitoring them.
Some of the addresses where the greatest numbers of p**s registered were homeless shelters, halfway houses or sober living facilities often used by recently released convicts.
The Weingart Center, a Los Angeles homeless shelter, has 25 p**s registered there, the most in the state.
A halfway house called A Place of Comfort on the city's Normandie Avenue is home to 24 predators according to the Megan's Law database.
But many others were seemingly normal residential properties, like an eight-bed, 2,700 sq ft property on Walnut Avenue in Long Beach which houses 17 p**s, or a 5-unit apartment building on Orange Avenue in the city with four p**s that is less than 1,000ft from Franklin Classical Middle School.
DailyMail.com asked the California S** O** Management Board (CASOMB), an office set up by the Governor to monitor s** o**s, about these predator group homes.
Board Coordinator Lea Chankin responded that 'California does not classify individuals on the registry as p**s', and pointed to one of their 2016 reports which said: 'For many years, CASOMB has recommended against adopting or continuing residence restrictions in California' for s** o**s.
'While the mission of the California S** O** Management Board (CASOMB) is to address issues, concerns and problems related to managing adult s** o**s in the community, the Board cannot comment on your analysis of data from the California Department of Justice,' Chankin said in a statement last week.
'Without reviewing the data and understanding the collection methods, any interpretation would be lacking context.'
She did not respond to an offer to share the data.
A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said the penal code stipulated 'all registered s**-o** parolees shall not reside in a single family dwelling with any other s** o**, whether or not they are on parole, unless they are related by blood, marriage or adoption.'
However, DailyMail.com interviewed homeowners and lead tenants at homes where up to six p**s shared a room together.
A spokesperson for the California Department of Justice, which administers the Megan's Law database, previously admitted to DailyMail.com that they were aware of predators' group homes.
'Because it can be difficult for folks to find housing, it's not unusual for them to group together, if they find a place that works,' a spokesperson said.
In a statement last month, the department said the issue was for District Attorneys, courts, and state legislators to deal with, but added that it has 'Human Trafficking and S**ual Predator Apprehension Teams, which, as appropriate, regularly work with local authorities to protect public safety.'
Robin Sax, a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney who prosecuted p**s, said probation officers may even work with o**s to find these homes.
'There's a lot of limitations on where s** o**s can live. You can't be within so many yards of a park or a school, places where kids congregate,' she said.
'It gets pretty limited theoretically, where these people can go. It doesn't surprise me necessarily that you'd find clusters of areas where s** o**s congregate.'
'If there's a registered s** o** and they have a parole officer, and they're trying to figure out where to live, and the parole officer knows that they have five more clients that have been able to successfully get houses in this particular area, that may provide some of the rationale as to how people ended up in the same area.'
'A lot of these o**s have to take mandatory classes and programs and treatments, after they've been in prison, and so it's also possible that in their classes and groups they've met each other and also found places to live.
'The one thing that would be a massive concern is that we know that the movement of exchanging child pornography is done in a group format. That's how images are shared. There is great concern of people in clusters operating with the same illnesses.'
It is unclear how prevalent 'p** dens' are in other states, as DailyMail.com was only able to obtain detailed o** data from the California Megan's Law database.
Solutions in other states have included housing convicts of s** crimes in their own colonies.
More than half the 300 residents of Miracle Village, a tiny hamlet near Lake Okeechobee in Florida, are s** o**s. Newly released convicts are recommended the remote community in Palm Beach County, founded by a pastor, when they get out of prison.
Some California landlords receive cash from the state for housing p**s and other s** o**s in normal communities.
According to a 2010 report by the Orange County Register, landlords received a $1,500 monthly stipend through a CDCR program. One apartment complex owner in Alamitos Beach was reportedly packing up to six parolees in each unit – causing single women and families to flee from the risk.
The CDCR said it still has a limited policy of paying rent for some parolees.
DailyMail.com spoke to a manager at one Long Beach property, himself a convicted p**, who lives there with seven other child s** o**s...
R** said the CDCR doesn't pay his tenants' rent any more, but regularly places s** o**s in the four-apartment building he manages.
'Two of our apartments are considered transitional housing,' he said. 'It's a place where people try to put their lives back together, have a steady job, shower and prepare food.
'Parole knows we have open beds, and then if they have someone who needs a bed, parole will send them in this direction.'
R** said he began managing the property soon after he arrived when he impressed the owner by doing repair work.
He said clusters of p**s are the result of restrictions on where they can live, and landlords' reluctance to house them.
'Part of the concentration thing you're talking about is because of the limitations of where people can live. In those little areas that meet all those requirements – distances from schools, parks – those little areas become enclaves,' he said.
'I get the concept of protecting people. But at the same time there seems to be no concept of forgiveness.'
R** said he was proud of the property.
'I run a pretty tight ship here. There are other facilities that are not quite as maintained … Bed bugs, people doing drugs, people having overnight guests, female or male, that shouldn't be there, alcohol consumption.
'The only thing that's problematic with neighbors is kids will be playing with their balls and they come over the fence. We just pick them up and throw them back. I've never had any problem with the neighbors about our being here.
'There's no restrictions. You can have kids living right next door.'
Although CDCR said any single-family dwelling cannot house more than one s** o**, R** said they have many more.
'We're cramming five or six guys together into one apartment. They all have different work hours, different foods they like to eat and they're all trying to use the same kitchen.
'If there's issues then I have to deal with those. You've got several people living together in a single apartment. They're going to get on each others' nerves, same as anybody else.'
Some houses and apartments are classed by CDCR as a 'residential facility' like transitional housing, where the limit does not apply.
R** said the only limit he was aware of was six parolees at any one address – which could mean a single apartment.
R** said the property is within half a mile of a school and the residents' bus route is also a common route for students.
'Whether you take the bus north or south from here, you go right by a high school and a junior high school. In the school year at the wrong time of day that bus gets filled up with kids,' he said.
'It used to freak me out. Because I'm surrounded by a bunch of young people, I'm going to get in trouble, someone's going to make a false claim against me. That was my biggest fear.'
A (Registrant) and landlord of a property in Downtown Los Angeles, gave DailyMail.com a tour of his five-bed home where he currently houses 11 p**s...
In his house on East 48th Street, tenants pay $675 per month to live two to a sparse room in single beds, all sharing the kitchen and living room.
The kitchen's fridge was plastered with house rules including a ban on phones or laptops in the bathroom and no guests. Copies of Men's Health magazine had been neatly placed on the living room coffee table, stuffed lion and panda toys sat on top of shelves by the television, and a real python basked under a lamp in a glass box in the corner.
H** said he knew some of his tenants were s** o**s, placed there by the local parole office, but said he was not aware their victims were children.
'I try to provide a nice place for them,' he said. 'The parole department never tell me what their cases are. They just say 'make sure they're registered'.
'I opened up a transition house and when they come I'm 'Mr. H**' now. I'm not a prison number any more. I'm a businessman.'
The home is a few doors down from a pre-school and a couple of blocks from an elementary. Neighbors said there are many families on the street and kids often walk by the house on their way to or from school.
H** said the schools were established after he started taking parolees, and that he didn't see it as a problem.
'You don't just grab people and throw them out because they put a school right there. The school is not right in front of this house. Now, it could be a problem if it was, but it's not. It's way over there. And I was here first.'
Neighbor Ramon Nolasco, 74, disagrees.
'This is dangerous for families around here. There are lots of families here, many schools. In the morning and afternoon there are a lot of students walking by here,' he said.
'They should be in other places where there are no families. But the government only talks, they don't do anything. We feel abandoned.'
Other properties housing multiple p**s were less well-kept.
DailyMail.com visited a duplex at North Washington Place in Long Beach, where a plastic sheet covering its smashed front window flapped in the wind and a drug deal was in process upstairs.
Megan's Law data says 13 s** o**s including eight p**s are registered there.
Resident Francisco Santos, 42, had a GPS ankle bracelet on. He claimed his s** offense was a relationship with a 17-year-old whom he married.
'I'm not a p**, not a c** m**. I was married to her for a few years. But they put me in the same cart as these others,' he said.
'They send me to group therapy, we all have to go to a program. I don't like being around it, it's poison to my brain. When somebody says 'I molested my daughter', I don't want to hear that. That's not me.'
At another dilapidated Long Beach property on Orange Avenue, home to four p**s according to the Megan's Law database, one resident said the s** o**s lived among young families.
'It's kind of like living in the Twilight Zone, combined with a mental institution and being on the street,' Lila Elle, 44, told DailyMail.com.
'I've been on the streets, in jail, in these transitional homes. This building is up there.
'There's a lot of dope, a lot of drugs. I come from domestic violence.
'These landlords, they pick certain types to live in these buildings. It's a lot of convicts, a lot of drug addicts, so they can manipulate them.
'There's one family in the back. They have a little six-year-old. Another resident sometimes has his family over, they're around six to eight. Definitely p** bait.
'Each unit is $1,675. There's three of us in a studio, it's about $575 each. Some of these transitional homes you'd have six girls in a studio in bunk beds.'
The property manager, convicted r** K**, 64, said: 'There's never been a problem here, and I've been here going on nine years … Everybody shares food, there's barbeques.'
CDCR spokeswoman Terry Thornton said safety was the department's priority.
'When dealing with people on active parole supervision, our parole agents across the state work hard to ensure proper supervision and compliance of active parolees in the community, including those on state supervision for s**-related crimes,' she said.
Thornton said all o**s on parole supervision have GPS monitoring.
She argued that properties highlighted in the investigation were 'residential facilities' and not a 'single-family dwelling', meaning the rules on the maximum number of s** o** residents do not apply.
Thornton also cited CDCR statistics saying s** o**s are less likely to reoffend.
'The most current three-year conviction rate we have for all people released from prison is 44.6 percent, and for s** o**s it is 30.5 percent,' she said.
A Canadian study from 2004 found c** m**s with boy victims outside their families were the type of predator most likely to commit another s** offense, at a rate of 35% after 15 years.
A 2017 US Department of Justice memo cited an analysis of 94 studies which found s** o**s had an overall reoffending rate of 37%, with s**ual re-offenses at 14% after five to six years.
S** o**s are four times more likely than other criminals to be rearrested for a s** crime, according to the Justice Department.
Researchers also warned that not all reo**s are caught.
'You're talking about people who, statistically studies show are more likely to reoffend,' former p** prosecutor Sam Dordulian told DailyMail.com.
'If they're together, they're just going to create this situation. A lot of these guys look at child porn. If there's that available and one shows it to the other, they're going to bring those compulsions back for those guys, making it more likely that they're going to go out and recommit.
'No one cares where they're living. And they're all congregating, as you apparently have discovered, with each other. And it's scary.'