Man Once Considered To Be Sexual Predator Now Gets Unconditional Release In Santa Barbara County

Oct 11, 2018

A sexually violent predator once considered so dangerous after his release he was watched by government funded security guards around the clock has been granted his unconditional release.

After expert witnesses testified that Tibor Karsai no longer met the criteria for being a sexually violent predator, a Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge ruled he had no choice other than to grant the change in status.

The now 64 year old man was convicted of raping a woman in 1974, and after being released in 1980 was convicted of another rape. Since 2013, he’s been living in a motor home at various remote locations in Santa Barbara County with court ordered monitoring.

The change means aside from registering with the county where he wants to live, he no longer will be under constant monitoring.