• California sheriff: 'Screw-up' behind release of child molester

    3 days ago - By KCRA

    A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation.
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  • California sheriff: ‘Screw-up' behind release of molester

    California sheriff: ‘Screw-up' behind release of molester

    3 days ago - By National Post

    MERCED, Calif. - A California sheriff says a “screw-up” led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation.
    The Merced Sun-Star reported Thursday that Merced County jailers mistakenly allowed 38-year-old Primitivo Gonzalez to post bail on Nov. 22.
    Gonzalez had pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a 5-year-old girl.
    A judge had ordered him held without bail until sentencing, when he faced 35 years-to-life in prison.
    Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke says he takes responsibility for the mistaken release and has taken steps to prevent a repeat.
    The sheriff...
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  • California sheriff: “Screw-up” behind release of molester

    3 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    MERCED, Calif. - A California sheriff says a “screw-up” led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation. The Merced Sun-Star reported Thursday that Merced County jailers mistakenly allowed 38-year-old Primitivo Gonzalez to post bail Nov. 22. Gonzalez had pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a 5-year-old girl. A...
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