Skip to comments.Verse's latest lapse his third
Posted on 11/22/2006 7:31:12 AM PST by SmithL
Convicted sex offender Cary Verse was punished twice for breaking the rules of his conditional release in the months before police jailed him Saturday for driving with a 14-year-old boy in his car, a social worker who supervises him said in court documents.
The director of the program that supervises Verse had punished him twice in the past 18 months for associating with people who had criminal arrests or convictions.
"Mr. Verse's behavior demonstrates a serious and continuous lack of recognition for high risk behaviors and situations," Liberty Health Care director Jayne Shale said in a declaration filed in Superior Court this week.
Ron Boyer, Verse's attorney, said his client generally abides by the restrictions placed on him after he was released from Atascadero State Mental Hospital. The violations represent small infractions, Boyer said.
"Yes, there have been some minor violations, but he lives under many rules every day of the month," Boyer said. "He hasn't been entirely without lapses, but he's been extremely close."
Walnut Creek police took Verse into custody after officers who stopped him for a broken tail light on his car found a 14-year-old boy with him. Verse is forbidden from driving with another male without approval by his supervisor with Liberty Health, which contracts with the state Department of Mental Health.
Verse was convicted of four sex offenses against males between 1988 and 1992. He served prison sentences and is one of five California men who completed a state treatment program for sexually violent predators that now live out of custody but are closely monitored.
He is chemically castrated and is monitored by a GPS device.
In September 2005, Verse associated with a man who had an arrest record, Shale said. Shale did not recommend that a judge revoke his conditional release status but required Verse restrict himself to home for nine days except for work, therapy and necessary appointments. He had to stop associating with the man.
In March, Verse wrote to another man incarcerated in Atascadero State Hospital. His supervisors had not authorized the contact, Shale said. Verse denied writing to him and two days later admitted lying.
A few days later he communicated again with the first man, Shale said. He denied it and then admitted lying.
"While no evidence of inappropriate activities with these individuals was found, Mr. Verse lacked an appreciation of the significance of his violations," Shale said.
She restricted Verse from all activities except work, therapy and other essential activities for three weeks.
Boyer said Verse wanted to connect with a friend but made a bad decision.
"It was somebody who was part of his social network he wanted to stay in touch with, but not for any nefarious purpose," Boyer said. "It was a lapse in judgment."
Verse is set to appear Monday in Contra Costa Superior Court in Martinez.
This guy raped a homeless man....
How low can you go?
Well then....everything is just peachy.
That works too.
Just shoot him.
What's all the fuss about? He's just freely expressing his sexual preferences, like all those good folks in the SF gay parades.
And that's been so effective! Glad we voted for Jessica's law. (/sarcasm)
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