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Oxnard Police notifies public of release of sexually violent predator from jail

Anthony Francis Dacayana
Oxnard Police Department
Anthony Francis Dacayana, 62, of Oxnard.

OXNARD, Calif. -- Oxnard Police Department Chief Scott Whitney is announcing the release of a sexually violent predator from the state facility to Oxnard on Tuesday.

In accordance with Megan's Law, law enforcement authorities have to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders.

The Oxnard Police Department announced the release of Anthony Francis Dacayana, 62, of Oxnard.

Dacayana was convicted of rape by force or fear and rape with force and threat.

Dacayana was found to be a Sexually Violent Predator in a separate court proceeding and was released from Atascadero State Hospital on Tuesday.

Dacayana has convictions in two separate rape incidents.

In the past, his victims were female adults whom he befriended.

The first incident was when Dacayana was convicted of rape by force or fear.

In the second incident, he raped and robbed a blind 34-year-old woman in her home where he gagged and tied her hands and unplugged the phone. He was convicted of rape with force and threat.

Officials say the purpose of this information is to allow the members of the public to protect themselves and their children from sex offenders.

The law also requires that officials notify the public that it is illegal to use this information to commit a crime against a Sexually Violent Predator and/or engage in illegal discrimination or harassment against the Sexually Violent Predator.

Anyone with information regarding this subject or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at 805-385-7600, or click here.

Crime / Safety

Julia Nguyen

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