VALLEJO (CBS13) — A Motel 6 has evicted a violent sexual predator recently released from jail after the company says he was placed by a contractor who failed to disclose his identity, Vallejo Police said on Thursday.
Fraisure Smith was released recently as a transient after a long legal battle to find a home for him. After months of rejections from cities and neighborhoods, a judge authorized his release and he was quietly moved into a Motel 6 in Vallejo.
According to Vallejo Police, Motel 6 was unaware Smith was staying at the hotel and claims Liberty Healthcare Corporation, the contractor responsible for Smith’s services, concealed his identity. The men identified themselves, but did not disclose Smith would be staying in one of the motel rooms.
It is currently unknown where Smith will be moved next.
Mayor Osby Davis says people at city hall were surprised and frankly frustrated to learn Fraisure Smith would be placed in Vallejo, because nobody notified the city it was happening.
According to Smith’s lawyer, his client had a deal for conditional release, which requires strict conditions including GPS monitoring. That happened in late 2013. It’s taken this long to find a place that meets state law governing how close sex offenders can live to schools.
In March, Smith’s possible release created an uproar in Fairfield when one of the last possible homes for him was a 3,000-square-foot home that rents for more than $3,000 a month—a bill that would be footed by taxpayers.
The California Department of State hospitals told CBS13 that 30 patients like Smith have been granted conditional release since the program began in 1996, and not a single one has reoffended. The monitoring program is the most intensive California has.