Plan calls for placing sexually violent predator in Boulevard

State officials are proposing to place a sexually violent predator in the southeast county community of Boulevard, and are accepting public comment on the plan.

The San Diego Sexual Assault Felony Task Force on Thursday announced Michael Martinez has a March 16 court hearing regarding the placement.

The proposal to put him in Boulevard was made by the Department of State Hospitals.

Martinez, 65, has been diagnosed with a pedophilia and personality disorder, according to the District Attorney’s office.

Officials said Martinez was convicted in four separate cases between 1979 and 2004. The crimes include child molestation, annoying/molesting a child, lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14, and annoying a child under 18. The crimes happened in San Diego and Los Angeles counties, the District Attorney’s office said.

The proposal calls for placing Martinez at 2135 McCain Valley Road in Boulevard, a community which authorities said has a population of about 315 people.

According to the District Attorney’s website, there are four sexually violent predators in the county. Two live in Jacumba Hot Springs, one lives in Campo and one lives in Borrego Springs.

Public comments on the placement plan for Martinez will be accepted until Feb. 20, and will also be accepted at the hearing.

The hearing is set for 9 a.m. March 16 in Dept. 2204 of the San Diego Superior Court building, 1100 Union Street in downtown San Diego.

Comments can be made by emailing sdsafe@sdsheriff.org, or by phone at 858-495-3619.

Mail comments to:

SVP Release/SAFE Task Force

9425 Chesapeake Drive

San Diego, CA 92123

To learn more about sexually violent predators and the law, go to the District Attorney’s web page on the topic.

teri.figueroa@sduniontribune.com

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