A child sex offender allegedly warned the authorities ‘I will molest again’ before he was released from a mental health hospital.
Cary Jay Smith, 59, said the only way to stop him reoffending was to ‘cut off’ his penis and hands, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer claims.
Smith, who apparently calls himself Mr RTK, which stands for rape, torture, kill, has spent more than 20 years in a mental health facility.
He has now been released from the Californian hospital and is no longer required to register as a sex offender, the Daily Star reports.
The predator is currently living in a halfway house since his release, where residents have been warned not to confront him.
Mr Spitzer said Smith pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour sex offence related to a child which required him to register on the sex offender’s register for life.
He added the requirement changed in 2005, for reasons unknown.
He said: “We need to look into this and know why he is no longer a lifetime 290,” Mr Spitzer said, referring to the code in the law that requires sex offenders to register with authorities so they can be tracked.
“We believe he is a lifetime registrant.”
According to prosecutors, Smith was committed to Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino in 1999.
This was after his wife gave his psychiatrist a letter from Smith, detailing acts and fantasies regarding a seven-year-old boy.
Mr Spitzer also added “He calls himself Mr RTK,” which stands for ‘Rape, Torture, Kill’.
He said: “That’s what I think has kept him in. He says ‘If you don’t cut off my penis and hands I will molest again’.“
“It’s just really upsetting and aggravating to me that one of the governor’s departments released a guy who is such an aberration and outlier and it doesn’t advise the public,” Spitzer said.
“That’s crazy to me.
“So the only thing I can do under the law is warn people and get his picture out there and build awareness of him, but I can’t do much else.”