I live in Joshua Tree and now I understand that a sexual predator is going to be placed here. His name is Ross. What happened to the people being able to vote on this issue?

How could Lareda Gatlin agree to rent to him? It is all about money to her; she is certainly not thinking of her community. Does she not realize that when he does this again, and he will, she will also be held liable? Of course it’s too late for his victim at this point.

This is a great place to live and I would like to keep it that way. I do not have any small children but I remember the whole time raising my son, the greatest fear I had was that he would be abducted.

I feel so bad for the mothers of small children that live here.

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knewb

There is probably dozens of people as you describe already living in JT, YV, and 29, etc..

Y'all are singling this man out.

JTWorker

This violent, repeat sex offender is not being singled out. There are not dozens like him in the Morongo Basin. Go to meganslaw.ca.gov. This predator is being dumped here by Ventura County and will be left largely unsupervised and to his own devices. Nancy Ancheta is right. It's not whether but when he attacks another woman or young girl.

Rogue

From the Megan’s Law Website:

“Legal and Illegal Uses. The information on this website is made available solely to protect the public. Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability.”

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