State hospital officials today proposed placing a convicted pedophile and sexually violent predator on a 2.2-acre piece of private property in Spring Valley.
Terry Stone, 63, was convicted on three separate occasions for committing lewd and lascivious acts against children between the ages of 6 and 11.
Stone's crimes spanned a 10-year period, and in 1994, he was sentenced to 19 years in state prison.
Prior to his release from custody, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office filed a petition to commit him as a sexually violent predator. Instead of being released, Stone was committed to a state hospital as an SVP in February 2003.
Last year, Stone filed a petition seeking conditional release from the hospital, and in December, a judge ruled that he could safely be released into the community for continued treatment and supervision.
A hearing at which the public can comment on the proposed release is scheduled for March 17. It will be held at 9 a.m. in Department 53 of the San Diego Superior Court at 220 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101.
If you can't make it to the public hearing on March 17, but wish to comment, send comments via e-mail, phone or mail from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21. E-mail your comments to email@example.com. You can also call 858-495-3619. You can mail your comments to: SVP Release/SAFE Task Force, 9425 Chesapeake Dr., San Diego, CA, 92123.