After three decades, California officials are proposing to release a man dubbed the “Bolder-Than-Most-Rapist.”
The plan has fierce opposition from the community and his victims.
One of Alvin Ray Quarles’ victims said anxiety is an understatement when it comes to finding out he could be released after 29 years.
“It’s like being victimized over and over again,” Mary Taylor said.
The “Bolder-Than-Most” moniker stems from the way Quarles attacked his victims. He attacked them at knifepoint and sometimes forced the women’s husbands or boyfriends to watch, according to reports.
In some cases, he forced the men to have sex with the women while he watched. All of his crimes occurred in the San Diego area, according to reports.
Taylor said it has been 30 years since she has been able to voice her concerns about her attacker.
“I feel like I’ve never been given a voice in this matter,” Taylor said.
Quarles sexually assaulted her and her roommate in their Mission Hills apartment in 1988.
“I really kind of choose not to recall those details,” Quarles said.
Quarles pled guilty to attacking more than a dozen victims at knife point and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
“Maybe if I had not been fooled with the 50-year sentence I was told 30 years ago, we wouldn’t be sitting here,” she said.
Gloria Alred, a high-profile women’s rights attorney, joined Taylor and Quarles’ victims in 2013 and fought his release.
He was considered a sexually violent predator and sent to a state hospital.
“He is a self-admitted sexually violent predator,” Taylor said.
Five years later, Taylor plans to fight to keep the state from releasing him to live in Jacumba Hot Springs, California.
“Nothing I’ve read convinces me that he is ready to go. I’d like to be convinced,” she said.
Two other sexually violent predators live in Jacumba Hot Springs, which is in county supervisor Dianne Jacob’s district.
Jacob has expressed outrage about Quarles’ release.
“I want the people of Jacumba Hot Springs to come out,” Taylor said.
Taylor said she fears what will happen if Quarles is released from prison.
If he ever re-offend’s, I will feel like a failure,” Taylor said.