GOLDEN - Two rooms full of concerned citizens were packed into Golden City Hall Wednesday evening to learn about their new neighbor: Golden's first sexually violent predator.
Colorado first heard the name Gerald Hurley back in 2002. Police say Hurley and his wife sexually and physically abused their six children who were all under the age of 6 at the time.
The children were found in a worn down mobile home. It had no heat and no water. When investigators rescued the kids, it was only 32 degrees outside.
Hurley and his wife spent more than a decade in prison. Hurley was released from prison on July 25 and registered as a homeless resident on July 31, 2013, according to Golden Police. He is currently finishing a jail term in Wisconsin on an unrelated charge.
Gerald Hurley served his entire sentence. He is required to give a self evaluation with Golden police once a month.
A Colorado law requires towns to hold community-wide meetings whenever a sexually violent predator moves into town.
On Wednesday, more than a hundred people learned that Gerald Hurley had joined their community. The reaction was negative. People don't want him in Golden.
Golden Police reminded people you can't chase a sexually violent predator from one community to another.
Gerald Hurley's wife Eva, who was also charged with molesting their children, is currently listed as a sex offender in Tyler, Texas.
Some of the children were adopted, others were staying elsewhere.
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