Cut the monitor and run — escaping from justice is as easy as that. Or so some paroled sex offenders think.
Since state prison realignment began in October 2011, there has been a 15 percent increase in such parolees violating the terms of their release.
In San Francisco, that number rose from 72 to 84 cases. Of those, 11 sex offenders were still at large as of last week, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. They were John Duggan, Derick Stewart, Gilbert Valentino, Charles Kendrix, Oscar Genel, Stephen Gene Pollard, Edmond Worthington, Curtis Johnson, Michael Jones, Tanya Davis and Elon Collis.