San Diego Assisted Living Facility Receives Citation

A Lakeside residential care facility is the subject of an investigation by the California Department of Social Services for safety violations. The facility, Expanding Horizons, is the same home where a convicted sex offender was living when he wandered away from the home and sexually assaulted two boys. Neighbors of the facility had no idea that a convicted sex offender was living in their midst.

“Thankfully the victims were not dragged off into the bushes like other stories,” neighbor Kent Kopperud told KFMB. “But it’s still a horrible situation, and it should have never happened.”

The facility could be held liable for the injuries suffered by the boys who were assaulted.

Expanding Horizons has a history of violations. Records from state licensing revealed that the home failed to report criminal activity by its residents, including failing to report a major fight, the cigarette burning of a resident, and an arrest of a resident. Expanding Horizons is a contracted provider with San Diego Regional Center, which in turn, contracts with the state to provide services to 19,000 developmentally disabled children and adults in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Source: 760kfmb.com

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