Sunday, November 8, 2009

George Moreland - Repeat Sex Offender - Violent Predator

Investigators continue to collect more evidence in the case of a suspected serial sex offender. A search warrant was issued, and the home and truck of registered sex offender George Moreland has been combed through for evidence.

He's accused of picking up women on two separate occasions under the pretense of having them clean his home, but once he got them inside, he sexually assaulted the women.

Investigators are not saying if they recovered a knife Moreland allegedly used during the assaults.

Captain Gary Wedge of the Chula Vista Police Department says his office has information that an additional third woman may have been victimized under very similar circumstances. "We want her to feel comfortable to come forward."

Wedge says they believe she may be in Mexico.

"We don't care where the victim lives. They don't deserve to be subjected to this type of criminal conduct," says Wedge.

This isn't the first time Moreland has been accused of this type of crime. About a decade ago he was convicted of kidnapping and attempting to rape an 18-year-old woman while he worked at a Vista Radio Shack.

He appeared to have moved on with his life. He rented a home in Rancho San Diego with his wife and two kids. Neighbors say he was up early each day since he worked in construction on projects at local hospitals. But during some of his work hours he was allegedly patrolling the streets of south bay looking for women.

"This is very bold. It's just a horrible crime," says Wedge.

Moreland is expected to be arraigned on Thursday.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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