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An accused sex offender on parole who escaped Friday morning from a mental health facility in unincorporated Redwood City was found this morning in San Francisco, San Mateo County emergency officials said. Derrick Sanders, 34, was reported missing from the Cordilleras Mental Health Facility at 200 Edmonds Road around 4 a.m. Friday, said San Mateo County sheriff’s Lt. Larry Schumaker. Emergency officials said he was found this morning in San Francisco and is back in custody.
Sanders, a transient who frequents both San Mateo and Alameda counties, has a history of violence, weapons and sex offenses and currently faces a misdemeanor charge for an alleged sex offense against a minor in San Mateo County, as well as a parole violation, Schumaker said. He is believed to have made his escape through an elevator shaft. Authorities said Sanders is considered a “high risk” offender with mental health issues.
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