Sexual predator Jeffrey Snyder: Motel home OK’d by judge | The …

Convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Snyder has finally found a home — a motel near downtown Fresno that is surrounded by a tall, chain-link fence topped with barbed wire and filled with other sex offenders and criminals.

At a hearing Monday, Superior Court Judge Gary Hoff ruled the El Muir Motel at 2339 S. G St. was suitable to house Snyder after the judge said he checked out the area and found few homes and an elementary school more than a mile away.

Hoff also noted that only 10 people wrote emails or letters of concern about placing Snyder in the motel. No one in court voiced opposition.

But Hoff warned the 62-year-old Snyder that if he violates any terms of his conditional release, he would be sent back to the Coalinga State Hospital, where he will be confined as a sexually violent predator.

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