The California Department of State Hospitals suggested a new option Thursday for housing 62-year-old Jeffrey Snyder, who was conditionally released in June after serving out a sentence for molesting children.
The El Muir Motel at 2339 S. G St. is the proposed location. It is a one-story, 6,400-square-foot building with 20 guest rooms located just south of downtown Fresno and west of Calwa near Golden State Boulevard.
The Fresno County District Attorney’s office is accepting public comment to include in its formal response in court. Anyone who wishes to submit a comment is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the office at 2220 Tulare St., Suite 1000, Fresno CA 93721. Mailed comments should have “Attn: Sexual Assault Unit” written on the envelope.
Snyder’s placement has been a fierce topic of discussion for both law enforcement and the general public for almost a year. A proposed placement at a home in Squaw Valley was met with fierce opposition by neighbors, and the property eventually burned down. Of the 1,749 houses the state looked at, none met the required criteria for placement of a sexually violent offender.
The conditions of Snyder’s release include 24-hour monitoring, sex offender registration and sex offender treatment.
In August, the District Attorney’s office reported Snyder had been living in Fresno hotels.