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Residents outraged offender moved in without notice

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FALLBROOK (CBS 8) - People living in the small community of De Luz are voicing their concerns saying a convicted rapist moved into the community without their knowledge. 

This morning, they gathered for a town hall meeting to address the issue. But they left having more questions than answers.

Despite that reassurance from San Diego Sheriff's deputies Saturday -- residents living in De Luz, a small community near Fallbrook, are outraged convicted rapist, Barrett Littleton moved into the area without notice.

"Nobody told the community anything and that's just wrong," one resident said.

"That is my concern - that he might do something harmful again to somebody," another resident said. 

Littleton served just 24 years of a 48 year sentence for raping young women beginning in the 1970's.

A search on the Megan's Law website reveals at least one of his crimes was against a minor under the age of 14.

During Saturday’s town hall meeting, people were hoping to learn why they weren't told he had moved to De Luz nearly a month ago.

They also wanted to know about the limitations of Littleton's parole but organizers say a representative from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation who confirmed they would be there -- never showed up.

"By not showing up...they're not concerned about our welfare or how we feel," TJ Lynas said.

Perhaps the most concerned here is Torie Smith. Her home sits directly in front of Littleton's, located at 39910 Daily Road.

He uses her driveway and her gate to get to his property because it's a legal easement.

Smith sees Littleton almost daily and claims he has yelled at her for blocking the driveway and once made an indirect threat.

"I've lived here for 21 years and I've always felt safe and now I don't feel safe...I feel like I need a loaded gun next to my bed every night," Smith said.

While Smith and other community members want Littleton to move, at this point the only thing they can do is alert their neighbors.

Though some have vowed to take it one step further.

"At this point, I don't want to just remove him - I want to get these laws changed," one resident said. 

Residents tell CBS News 8 they plan to hold another town hall meeting as soon as someone from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can assure them they will be there.

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