A repeat sex offender who sparked a public outcry when he was released from state custody in 2004 after completing a program for sexual predators is heading back to a state mental hospital.
Contra Costa County prosecutors say after determining that Cary Verse had failed to follow the rules of his release, a judge on Friday ordered that his conditional release be revoked.
Deputy District Attorney David Brown says Verse had lied about his whereabouts on a number of occasions and also failed to report that he was in contact with members of a therapy group outside the group's scheduled sessions.
Brown says the 40-year-old Verse was ordered to be sent to Coalinga State Hospital, a facility for violent sexual predators.
A hearing is scheduled for March 25 to determine if the revocation of Verse's release will be permanent.