MARTINEZ (KCBS) — A judge has ordered convicted sex offender Cary Verse back to a mental hospital in Coalinga for an indefinite period of time on Friday.

California’s controversial and restrictive Sexually Violent Predator Act has gone into affect in the high-profile case from Martinez and veteran prosecutors have said the law is working.

Violent sexual predators like Verse are supposed to be closely monitored. The Contra Costa District Attorney’s office was notified when the people running Verse’s therapy sessions found out he was seeing another member of the group on the outside.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Although their relationship wasn’t sexual, Deputy D.A. David Brown said that this is the type of violation that can get someone sent to a secure mental hospital, which is exactly what happened to Verse.

“There are certain rules and regulations you’re bound to follow and we expect certain criminals and people who violate the law to be able to do the exact same thing. To work their way back into the trust of the community,” said Brown, who thinks the law should and will stay in place.

The judge in Verse’s case said his behavior could not be tolerated.

Verse, who is now chemically castrated, had been living in Bay Point and was going to mandatory therapy sessions in Oakland.

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