Join Jack on Top Story with Jack Rice on AM 600 KOGO in San Diego to Discuss Whether a Convicted Sex Offender Has the Right to Be Your Neighbor.
Matthew Hedge, 45, was convicted of molesting two boys, ages 6 and 10, and two girls, ages 9 and 13 in 1989. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was sent to prison and served his time. However, because California state law allows people classified as sexually violent predators to be committed to a state hospital after they serve their sentence, this man was then sent to such a place. After treatment, he was released. After he was released, Hedge talked to several girls and lied to staff and admitted to a sexual fantasy involving a child. As a result, he was held in another mental facility for another year. He has finally been released under very close supervision including GPS. Now he is expected to be housed in Ramona. And, as you can imagine, the people of Ramona are up in arms. However, should they have the right to exclude him? Based upon what? The crimes he committed or the crimes that he might commit? Join Jack tonight on Top Story with Jack Rice on AM 600 KOGO at 6:00 p.m. p.s.t. Call in at 1-800-600-5646.