A registered “sexually violent predator” convicted of two rapes was released to the city of Oxnard last week, police said Monday.
Anthony Francis Dacayana was released from Atascadero State Hospital on Dec. 3 with an electronic monitoring device, the Oxnard Police Department said in a news release.
Dacayana had been convicted of rape by force or fear and rape with force and threat in two separate incidents, authorities said.
“In the past, his victims were female adults whom he befriended,” Oxnard police said.
One of his victims was a blind 34-year‐old woman whom he robbed and raped in her own home, according to police.
Dacayana gagged and tied the woman’s hands, and unplugged the phone during the assault, authorities said.
“The purpose of this information is to allow the members of the public to protect themselves and their children from sex offenders,” the department said on Facebook.
Megan’s Law authorizes local law enforcement agencies to release the names and addresses of registered sex offenders found to be a risk to public safety.