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Tibor Karsai Petition Denied
updated: Feb 08, 2013, 11:35 AM

Source: Santa Barbara District Attorney

Court of Appeal in Sacramento Denies District Attorney's Petition to Prevent the Release of Tibor Karsai into Santa Barbara County

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on Thursday afternoon, February 7, 2013, the Court of Appeal for the Third District denied the Writ of Mandate tiled by Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley.

In so doing the Court of Appeal concluded that an individual deemed to be a "sexually violent predator" (SVP) can be released as a transient in Santa Barbara County. In their 21-page opinion the Court of Appeal ruled, "There is nothing in the SVPA that precludes a court from ordering the conditional release of a person committed as an SVP even though no fixed residence has been located for the person before his release." The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office will now file a second Petition for Review to the California Supreme Court in a final attempt to prevent Tibor Karsai from being released as a transient into Santa Barbara County. In addition, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney Will once again be filing a stay to stop Mr. Karsai's release while the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.

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 COMMENT 372280P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:47 AM

Egad! I wonder how long his sentence was? Either way, they should at least post a mug shot and warning if this evil scumbag is being released into our town!


 SHOREBIRD agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:53 AM

Mug shots should blanket the ENTIRE county.


 SHAKEY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:59 AM

There are worse ones already paroled on our streets..What about them?


 COMMENT 372290 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 12:03 PM

He won't be living in Santa Barbara the city. He'll be in Santa Maria, which is a dump anyway.


 SHAKEY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 12:08 PM

She must have cut some deals and scratched some backs for that only 70 more to go


 COMMENT 372302P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 12:26 PM

SHAKEY - did you read the same article?


 COMMENT 372307 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 12:40 PM

Even those running the system have no faith in its ability to rehabilitate.


 COMMENT 372318 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 01:08 PM

Does he have a history of family or past living in SB for him to be released here? If not, why is the court choosing to release him here? It's so expensive already. Why not make it easier on him to return to society, place him in an area he can find employment and then housing with some sort of ease?

Can someone explain this situation more completely?


 COMMENT 372335 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 01:49 PM

Growing up as a young adult he lived on Rhoades Ave and Raddue. His family was from Hungary. He was a very strange young man and was often seen walking along the bike path in woman's clothing. He raped and stabbed a young lady in a trailer behind Old Town. The father had split a long time before that. His family then moved to Santa maria, and the neighborhood was glad to see them gone. I read earlier that he was going to Santa Maria, but then the family did not want him.

He was very bad news when he lived in our area.


 COMMENT 372378 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 03:32 PM


So who cares about the women and children living in dumpy Santa Maria right? Serves them right for not being rich enough to live in SB.


 COMMENT 372412 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 04:55 PM

We have many parolees living in SB, many in our shelters and in RVs parked in your neighborhood or camped on the hill below your home. There is nothing any of us can do about it.

If you don't feel safe in your own town anymore, you shouldn't.


 COMMENT 372499 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 07:09 AM


Who is "she"? If you're speaking of Dudley, they ruled against her attempt to keep Karsai out of SB.


 COMMENT 372515P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 07:56 AM

How many like him are already here in Santa Barbara? There must be statistics available.


 COMMENT 372565 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 10:33 AM

How can the state paroll a violent predator into ANY county as a "transient"? This defies logic. How does his parole officer find him? Is he microchiped? Boggles my apparently very simple mind.


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