MERCED, Calif. – A California sheriff says a “screw-up” led to the mistaken launch of an inmate who had pleaded responsible to baby molestation.
The Merced Solar-Star reported Thursday that Merced County jailers mistakenly allowed 38-yr-previous Primitivo Gonzalez to submit bail on Nov. 22.
Gonzalez had pleaded responsible to repeatedly molesting a 5-yr-previous woman.
A decide had ordered him held with out bail till sentencing, when he confronted 35 years-to-life in jail.
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke says he takes duty for the mistaken launch and has taken steps to stop a repeat.
The sheriff defends not making public the person’s launch.
He says he believed Gonzalez shortly returned to Mexico and is not a menace in Merced County.
Info from: Merced Solar-Star, http://www.mercedsun-star.com