Cary Verse Back Behind Bars

Notorious sexual predator arrested again.

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    Cary Verse
    Cary Verse

    Detectives in Contra Costa County said they arrested 40-year-old Cary Verse of Bay Point Friday.

    Verse became well known here in the Bay Area in 2004 when he became one of the first sex offenders to be releaseed under the State Department of Mental Health's conditional release program. He spoke openly about his crimes and his release to media at the time.

    He was convicted of four sex offenses in  the late 1980s and early 1990s.
     
    Friday's arrested follows what investigators say was inappropriate contact of another person during a therapy session.

    The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department says Verse was arrested in Concord without incident. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.

    Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee characterized the alleged harassment  as "unwanted sexual advances."
       
    After Verse's 2004 release he spent two years living in Bay Point.

    In 2007 Walnut Creek police pulled him over for a broken tail light and found a 14-year-old boy in his car. That was a violation of his parole.

    He was sent to Atascadero State Mental Hospital at the time, but was later released back to Bay Point on the same release program for sexual predators.

    Lee said Verse was transfered to Coalinga State Hospital following Friday's incident.