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Supervisor Efren Carrillo told to stay away from Sonoma County Family Justice Center

  • Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo listens to Karen Fraser earleir this month as she asks Carrillo to step down from his position on the Board of Supervisors. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Embattled Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo is no longer welcome at the county's crisis center for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse.

After attending a committee meeting at the Family Justice Center Wednesday, Carrillo received notice from District Attorney Jill Ravitch that he could not return to the county-owned facility.

“I contacted him afterward and told him he can't come to the Family Justice Center,” Ravitch said. “We're going to have to move committee meetings off-site.”

Carrillo, 32, who is awaiting possible criminal charges from his July arrest outside a Santa Rosa woman's home, said Ravitch made him aware of a “concern that was raised” after they both went to the justice center to attend an executive committee meeting of Upstream Investments, a county initiative.

But the 5th District supervisor said it was his decision to forego future visits to the facility. He said he did not want to “interrupt the wonderful work” of the center.

“I didn't need to be told,” Carrillo said Wednesday. “As soon as the DA made me aware of the concern, I decided on my own it was better to wait until after the pending issue.”

Carrillo is due back in court Oct. 11 to see if a special prosecutor for the state Attorney General will bring formal charges against him. He was arrested in the wee hours of July 13, clad only in socks and underwear, after a neighbor reported someone outside her house.

Police said they believed Carrillo intended to commit a sexual assault, citing a torn screen on the woman's bedroom window. He was booked on suspicion of prowling and burglary.

Carrillo checked into an alcohol rehabilitation facility after posting bail, and remained there for five weeks. He apologized at his return to the Board of Supervisors last month and admitted problems with binge drinking.

It was his second arrest in a year. Carrillo was picked up by police after a fight outside a San Diego nightclub Sept. 3, 2012, but no charges were filed.

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