Convicted sex offender who targeted children leaves Lake Elsinore after staying at area hotel

LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) - Cary Jay Smith, the convicted sex offender who was recently released from a state psychiatric hospital and had briefly relocated to Corona before coming to Lake Elsinore, has also left that city and is now staying in North County San Diego, officials said today."Cary decided to leave the Lake Elsinore area. Thank you to everyone who engaged with us upon learning he was in our community,'' the Riverside County Sheriff's Lake Elsinore station posted on Facebook.The San Diego Sheriff's Department tweeted about 3:30 p.m. Sunday that the agency "is monitoring a sex offender released by Coalinga State Hospital two weeks ago to ensure the safety of our communities. 59-year-old Cary Jay Smith is staying at a motel in the North County. He's moved around Orange and Rive
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