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Los Molinos Residents Protest Rehab Facility Housing Sex Offenders

Dozens of concerned Los Molinos residents voiced their disapproval of a drug and alcohol rehab facility that accepts sex offenders, close to a high school.

Posted: Oct. 21, 2018 5:21 PM
Updated: Oct. 21, 2018 9:36 PM

LOS MOLINOS, Calif. - Dozens of concerned Los Molinos residents voiced their disapproval of a drug and alcohol rehab facility that accepts sex offenders, and is located close to a high school.

Protesters gathered at Highway 99 near the Dollar General Store just before noon on Sunday.

State Senator Jim Nielsen and some members of the Los Molinos school board joined in the protest.

Action News Now reported that a rehab facility named “Elijah House” was located less than a half a mile away from Los Molinos High School, causing some parents to voice their concern.

School board member Jill Botts says she wants some of those sex offenders out of the housing facility, and expressed concern for students’ protection.

“We’re basically sitting ducks here for anything that could go wrong," Botts said. "

We have no protection and people are upset. They don't want their children to walk downtown anymore. They’re afraid to have them go to the restaurants down here,” she added.

The Tehama County Chief Administrator Bill Goodwin spoke to Action News Now about the matter and says the county does not believe that Elijah House is violating any laws.

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