Sheriff’s Deputies went door to door today in Jacumba Hot Springs to inform the community about a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) now living in their neighborhood. Mikel Wayne MARSHALL was released from Coalinga State Mental Hospital on Friday, February 27th and has registered as an SVP with the Sheriff’s
Marshall is now living at 42920 Desert Rose Ranch Road, Jacumba Hot Springs. The Sheriff’s Department and the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force are not responsible for the selection of Marshall’s residence. The placement is the sole responsibility of the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH).
14 homes and three schools around Marshall’s address were notified today. No one was home in 22 other houses that were visited. Deputies with the Rural Division and members of the SAFE Task Force will conduct follow up visits with these addresses.
For a certain amount of time, Marshall will have two security personnel living with him. While under the supervision of Liberty Healthcare, Marshall is required to wear a GPS anklet.
Marshall served 14 years in prison for molesting four boys between the ages of four and eight years old in the 90s. He is not wanted by the Sheriff’s Department at this time.
California Penal Code Section 290, also known as “Megan’s Law,” permits law enforcement agencies to warn the community about sex offenders who frequent the area. The purpose of this notice is to allow members of the public to protect themselves and/or their children from sex offenders.
This notification is not intended to induce fear; rather it is our belief that an informed community is a safer community. Use of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass the subject or any other person will not be tolerated and may result in prosecution.
The SAFE Task Force is composed of participating and member agencies in the County of San Diego including state, local and federal agencies. They all believe that an informed community is a safe community. For more information about SAFE, visit http://www.sdsafe.org/. For more information on Megan’s Law, visit http://goo.gl/3iVEV.
To receive email alerts when a sex offender moves in and out of your neighborhood, register at www.sandiegocountysexoffenders.com.
—San Diego County Sheriff’s Department press release
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