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Sex predator placed in Campo with constant supervision, GPS

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CAMPO (CNS) - A recently released sexually violent predator with brain cancer, who is under 24-hour supervision, was placed in a Campo residence, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department and Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force went door-to-door Thursday morning to notify area residents that Frank William Johnson, 53, was living in the 33000 block of Shockey Truck Trail, following his release Wednesday from Coalinga State Hospital.

Johnson was classified a sexually violent predator in 2007, but his criminal activity began in 1977.

It was then, at age 19, that he allegedly raped three women and was committed to Patton State Hospital, where he remained for five years, according to a sheriff's department statement.

In 1987, Johnson was convicted of rape with a foreign object, forced oral copulation and burglary and received a 35-year prison sentence.

Following a hearing in July, Johnson was ordered into sexually violent predator outpatient treatment, as evidence was presented that he has a form of brain cancer that diminished the public safety risk of community placement, the statement said.

Johnson was released on a conditional status, which can only be lifted by a court, that requires a guard be assigned to him 24 hours a day. Johnson has a GPS device which would alarm if he goes out of range and will be escorted everywhere he goes, the statement said.

The placement location was selected by the state Department of Mental Health.

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