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When Washington authorities couldn't find a place for a high-risk sexual predator to live after his release from prison, they told him to sleep under a bridge. That way they'd know where to find him, authorities told The Everett Herald.
State Department of Corrections officials started working months before Torrence's release to find a place for him to stay, said Mary Rehberg, the officer assigned to (David J.) Torrence's case.
"We'd rather them have a home and know where they're at than have them wandering the streets," she said. "The only reason he was there under the bridge was so we could know where he was."
The bridge near Snohomish was selected because it was convenient for Torrence to check in with parole supervisors and get transportation to other services, Rehberg said, adding there were no other alternatives for the homeless offender.
"I didn't want him under that bridge either," she said.