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OC prosecutors push to have rapist committed

Lawrence Brown, 52, served 25 years of a 49-year sentence for the abduction and molestation of a 7-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl in two separate incidents in Santa Ana in 1983. He is now in jail for a parole violation.

January 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The decision whether to move a convicted child rapist from prison to a mental hospital was put on hold Friday.A judge is considering whether 52-year-old Lawrence Brown should be committed indefinitely. The Orange County District Attorney's Office made the request, arguing Brown is too dangerous to remain free.

Brown served 25 years of a 49-year sentence for the abduction and molestation of a 7-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl in two separate incidents in Santa Ana in 1983.

He is now in jail for a parole violation. He is scheduled to be released next month.

A hearing on Friday was continued to Feb. 4.


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