California Releases Thousands Of Convicted Pedophiles Within A Year Of Conviction

California’s soft-on-crime policies have led to thousands of convicted pedophiles — who have committed “horrific acts” — being released after spending just a few months in prison.

According to an investigation conducted by the Daily Mail, the pedophiles being released have been convicted of “a range of horrific acts, including raping kids under 14.”

More than 7,000 individuals who have been convicted of “lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age” were released in the same year that they were convicted. The study also found that those who committed even more abhorrent crimes — including sodomy and rape of children — also served short sentences.

Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami, who serves in the Complex Child Abuse Unit and whose outspokenness about District Attorney George Gascón’s failed policies contributed to the recall effort against the DA, spoke to the Daily Mail about the issue.

“Thousands of child victims are being denied justice and George Gascón and his group of radical prosecutors can [sic] care less,” Hatami said.

Gascón has been under fire for some time now for his soft-on-crime policies and has even been confronted in public by some of the victims’ families of the criminals he has set free.

Some examples of these short sentences for pedophiles include 365 individuals who were convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child, all of whom spent less than 12 months in prison. Additionally, 39 cases with short sentences were for sodomy with a child under the age of 16, and three cases were for kidnapping a child under the age of 14 “with intent to commit lewd or lascivious acts.”

Speaking with the Daily Mail, former Los Angeles sex crimes prosecutor Samuel Dordulian asserted that the news was “frightening for society” because “statistics clearly show that pedophiles don’t get reformed. They’re going to come out and they’re going to commit again.”

Data from the Megan’s Law database shows that one pedophile who was convicted of “continuous sexual abuse of a child” spent just two days in a county jail before being released with five years of probation. This pedophile now lives just one block away from a daycare and three blocks away from an elementary school.

Further analysis of the data reveals that, out of the 54,986 sex offenders in the database, 76% are pedophiles. On average, each of these pedophiles served only two years and ten months in prison.

Dordulian went on to lay some of the blame for the lenient sentencing and treatment on radical progressive California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who has attempted to artificially reduce the state’s prison population.

“That has been the push for the last at least five years: letting people out of prison much earlier than what their sentences were for,” he said. “But these types of individuals, they’re not amenable to rehabilitation, and studies have shown that… They’re gonna harm another child.”

His assertions are likely correct — as statistics from the Department of Justice show that convicted sex offenders are four times more likely than other criminals to be rearrested for a sex crime.