Orange County DA Todd Spitzer's office just put this out :
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer and Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel are issuing a warning to county residents regarding the release of a dangerous sex offender from a state mental hospital after more than twenty years of forced hospitalization. County officials are urging Governor Gavin Newsom to intervene in the release of this dangerous predator, and to reinstate the requirement that he register as a sex offender.
Cary Jay Smith, 59, was sent to Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino in 1999 on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after his wife provided a psychiatrist with a letter in which Smith described sex acts he wanted to perform on a 7-year-old boy who lived in his Costa Mesa neighborhood.
Since 1999, Smith has continued to be held by the state under a section of the state’s Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) as a result of a series of civil trials which have determined that he presents a “demonstrated danger of inflicting substantial physical harm” to children. Under WIC 5300, Smith is allowed a new trial every six months to demonstrate that he is no longer a danger to society.
During those hearings, Smith has repeatedly testified that he fantasizes about raping and then killing young boys in order to avoid being identified. He claims that he has killed three boys and molested 200. He prefers to go by the name Mr. RTK, which stands for rape, torture, kill.
Psychologists have testified over the years that Smith posed an imminent danger and County Counsel has argued to keep Smith confined. The state hospital did not renew the 5300 hold against Smith, allowing it to expire on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
Mr. RTK will absolutely be released. Where and when, we do not know yet. The question is WHY ???
Lynn Rinner, mother of the 7-year-old child that Mr. RTK fantasized about raping and killing will talk to John & Ken today at 4pm.