David Allyn Dokich - Serial Child Rapist / High Risk Sex Offender

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Article: State sticks to big picture

By LISA O'NEILL HILL and KIMBERLY TRONE / The Press-Enterprise

A forum to explain how officials monitor high-risk sex offenders left those who have protested the placement of a rapist in their Mead Valley neighborhood disappointed Wednesday night.

David Bauman / The Press-Enterprise

Parole officials with the Department of Corrections said the Riverside event was organized to educate the community about programs in place for convicts while they are in prison and after their release.

"This presentation is not about one person," said Jim L'Etoile, director for the Division of Adult Parole Operations. "It's about hundreds of individuals all across the state."

The meeting was spurred in part by a public outcry over the release of two-time rapist David Allyn Dokich, 52, and his placement into a Mead Valley group home in May. Protesters have gathered outside the home daily to demand that Dokich be moved.

Authorities maintain that Dokich has served his time and that he has to live somewhere. They said he will not be moved because other locations are too remote to allow adequate monitoring.

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