sexual predator

Authorities are warning people about a sexual predator on the loose on the South Coast. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies say two women have been assaulted along the coast near Santa Barbara in less than a week. They think the same man may be responsible for both attacks.

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.