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Convicted Sexual Predator Will Remain Under 24/7 Supervision In Santa Barbara County

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:34pm

A convicted sexually violent predator will remain under the 24 hour supervision of authorities in Santa Barbara County for another year.

Last year, a Placer County Judge ordered Tibor Karsai released in Santa Barbara County.

As part of his parole, he was ordered to wear a monitoring device.

And, because of his status, he is being monitored 24 hours a day by a contractor, and is living in a motorhome which is parked in isolated areas of the county at night.

He’s allowed to visit his mother in Santa Maria during the day, but must leave the city before dark.

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office had fought the man’s parole to the county.

Karsai was convicted of a rape in Santa Barbara County in the 1970’s, and after an eight year prison sentence, was paroled.  He then raped a 14 year old Placer County girl in 1980, and received a 26 year sentence.

Karsai’s supervision status will be reviewed annually.

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