UPDATE, APRIL 11, 3:46 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office continues to work toward keeping convicted child rapist Lawrence Joseph Brown off the streets indefinitely, filing a new petition to have him committed to a mental institution as a sexually violent predator.
The Orange County Register reported that the OC Public Defender's office has accused the OCDA of filing its first petition incorrectly, which it says is the reason for the second petition. The OCDA denies that claim, insisting that the second petition is intended to include current psychiatric evaluations.
ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 18, 3:27 P.M.: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas held a press conference this afternoon to lay out what he and fellow OC authorities have planned to keep a violent rapist out of the community.
As the Weekly previously reported, following his controversial release, Brown was arrested just an hour later for violating his parole.
Below is the press release in its entirety (please note that some of the details are quite disturbing):
OCDA FILES SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR PETITION TO HAVE VIOLENT, CONVICTED CHILD RAPIST LAWRENCE BROWN CIVILLY COMMITTED