He was re-arrested almost immediately on a parole violation.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas filed a petition Tuesday to have Brown committed as a sexually violent predator.
"Lawrence Brown, a real life boogie man, every parent's nightmare, will be put out of his evil business," Rackauckas said. "The people of Orange County finally have the right to decide."
Rackauckas criticized the California Department of Mental Health for not seeking to have Brown committed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.