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Apr 30, 2014 2:34 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Sexually violent predator to stay under 24/7 supervision

A judge Wednesday ordered Tibor Karsai to remain under 24-hour supervision with a guard for another year.

Karsai, 62, is a sexually violent predator living in northern Santa Barbara County.

He was convicted of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in 1975 then was sent back to prison years later for another sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl.

He left Coalinga State Hospital in Fresno County in April of last year as a transient after 30 years in custody. His release included having around-the-clock supervision.

Karsai lives in a motor home, wears a GPS monitor, and has to check in once a month with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley says the case will be reviewed on an annual basis to determine if Karsai should remain under 24/7 supervision.

Wednesday's hearing took place in Roseville.

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