A serial child molester just released from prison in California vows to stay out of the public eye. Brian DeVries told the Associated Press that he understands the outrage among his new neighbors and promises to lay low in a small, white trailer tucked between a medium-security prison and busy Highway 101 in Soledad, Ca.
DeVries, California’s first sexually violent predator to graduate from a 7-year-old treatment program, promised not to interact with residents who fought his placement in the small Monterey County town. “I’m going to do my best not to interfere with their community,” DeVries said. “They’re not going to see me in their theaters. They’re not going to see me in their coffee shops. They’re not going to see me in their town.”
DeVries, 44, molested at least nine young boys in New Hampshire, Florida and San Jose before serving his last four-year prison term. He decided to be castrated in August 2001 – a surgery DeVries said took away his ability to become sexually aroused. He completed the sexually violent predator program more than a year ago at a state hospital where he had been locked up since 1997. The state will monitor his movements with an ankle bracelet tracked by a global positioning satellite.