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Sheriff’s Office: Sexual predator released in county

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” A “sexually violent predator” will be released from an area prison Jan. 30, and all residents should attend upcoming community meetings for more information, said Eagle County Sheriff’s Office officials.

By law, the person’s name and other details cannot be released until the community meetings, said Sheriff’s Office Detective Tamra Blackard.

Authorities do not yet know where the person is going to live, but sexually violent predators are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose, Blackard said.

A sex offender is labeled as a sexually violent predator by a judge upon release from prison through a series of tests and assessment of their criminal history. That label means there is a “high probability that the offender will reoffend,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.

“If there is a (sexually violent predator) in the area, by law we have to notify the community,” Blackard said.

The community meetings will be held in Vail and Eagle. Parents should not bring children younger than 15 to the meetings, Sheriff’s Office officials said.

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Community meetings

Vail ” Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. at Donovan Pavilion, 1600 South Frontage Road.

Eagle ” Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. at the Eagle County Building, 500 Broadway.

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Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 748-2928 or mwong@vaildaily.com.


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