Chief of Sex-Predator Program Resigns
The administrator of Florida’s Sexually Violent Predator Program resigned Thursday after reporters from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel raised questions about his record and views he expressed about the importance of liberty, even for sex offenders. While Dan Montaldi worked as the program’s director, the state saw a dramatic drop in the number of predators being identified, as the Sun-Sentinel previous reported. The program has been under scrutiny since the abduction, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle. A registered sex offender who had been released from state custody is accused of the crime.