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May 1, 2013 8:57 PM by Caroline Lowe, KSBY News

Exclusive: Tibor Karsai wants news media to leave him alone

Two weeks after being released to Santa Barbara County as a sexually violent predator, Tibor Karsai lives in a motor home at several different locations and says he wants the news media to leave him alone.

Sixty-year-old Karsai told KSBY he has decided not to do any interviews with reporters in the near future.

In a brief visit Wednesday afternoon at his motor home parked on Highway 1 near Guadalupe, Karsai told reporter Caroline Lowe he hopes the community will, "Leave us alone. Allow me the opportunity to get back into society the best I can. Let me go back to pick up the pieces of my life."

Several days ago, Karsai told KSBY he planned to make a public statement about his case and the impact it has had on his family, but after consulting with his relatives and others, Karsai told KSBY on Wednesday he decided not to speak publicly.

Karsai has two security guards from Liberty Healthcare assigned to him around the clock. He also wears a GPS monitor and must check in with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office once a month.

He lives in a motor home which is parked in several different locations in remote parts of northern Santa Barbara County. Karsai must abide by a 9 p.m. curfew.

He was released from Coalinga State Hospital as a transient on April 15.

Karsai served five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in 1975 and then went back to prison for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

His release from prison was delayed more than twenty months by legal challenges from the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.

The district attorney was opposed to Karsai moving to Santa Barbara County.

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