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Soledad Fights Back, Lawsuits Filed to Remove Sex Offender

The rural town of Soledad has filed two legal motions to remove convicted sex offender Brian DeVries from their community.

DeVries has been living in a trailer in Monterey County since he was released from a state program to rehabilitate sex offenders earlier this month.

One legal motion asks a Santa Clara County judge to reconsider his decision to place DeVries in Soledad. City officials say DeVries lives within walking distance of two farming communities where children live.

A second motion asks the judge to stick to a state policy of releasing sex offenders to the communities where they were last convicted. In DeVries´ case, that´s Santa Clara County.

A court hearing is set for September 22nd.