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DA Moves To Send OC Rapist To Mental Institution

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SANTA ANA (CBS) — Orange County prosecutors want to put a convicted rapist behind bars for good.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports Lawrence Brown will be brought from Chino prison to a Santa Ana courtroom on Friday for a civil trial.

Brown was briefly released on parole after serving 25 years for kidnapping and raping two young girls in 1983.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackaukus has filed a petition to keep Brown in a mental institution until he no longer poses a danger to the community.

Rackaukus says lawmakers in Sacramento are working on legislation to make sure other serial rapists are not released back into the community.

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