Eagle Co. Sheriff mum on ‘sexually violent predator’ | VailDaily.com

Eagle Co. Sheriff mum on ‘sexually violent predator’

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” A “sexually violent predator” was not released from jail Wednesday mostly because he has not found a job or a place to live yet in Eagle County, said Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, whose name will not be released at least until the middle of next week, is still being held in Eagle County jail, Cordingly said. The man is expected to live in Eagle County, but the Sheriff’s Office does not yet know where.

A person is designated a “sexually violent predator” when authorities believe there is a high risk the person will commit another crime.

The man was supposed to have been released Wednesday from jail. Another hearing Feb. 6 could determine when the man is released, the Sheriff’s Office said.

At a meeting Wednesday in Vail, which had been canceled until residents showed up, sheriff’s deputies told residents what a sexually violent predator is, how that label is determined, the history of sex offense legislation and about how to protect one’s children from sex offenders.

Similar information was given at a meeting Thursday night in Eagle.

The man’s name was not released, Cordingly said.

Once the man is released from jail, more meetings will be held to tell residents the man’s name, his crime, his address, where he works, what kind of car he drives and his physical description, she said.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.

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