SVP Notification for CO Springs Community

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Two sexually violent predators will be living within Colorado Springs city limits. Officials with the police department released information about Rarlin M. Barbin and Rosendo Garza on Tuesday.

Rarlin Michael Barbin will be on unsupervised release and has moved to a new address at 319 University Drive. His criminal history reveals that in El Paso County he was convicted of attempted sexual assault on a child in 2001, offenses relating to marijuana-Distribution in 2002, and failure to register as a sex offender in 2004.

Barbin was also convicted in 1998 of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder, and escape. That conviction was in Oakland County, Michigan. Barbin is described as a black male, 36, 5’10” tall, 185 lbs, black hair, and brown eyes.

Another notification for the public regarding a sexually violent predator was sent out Tuesday by the police department. It involves 49-year-old Rosendo Garza.

Garza is now registered as homeless in the area of Bijou Street and Spruce Street in Colorado Springs. He's described as being Hispanic, 5’3” tall, 149 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Garza was convicted in 2001 of attempted sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust; the victim was a 12-year-old girl.

Garza was also convicted for failing to register as a sex offender in 2007. Other convictions include theft, assault, burglary and DUI Texas.

You can watch the police department's online SVP community notification videos for these two men by clicking on the links below this story.

Barbin and Garza are two of nine “Sexually Violent Predators” registered with the Colorado Springs Police Department who reside in this community.

Anyone with further questions about any SVP and or the community notification process can contact Lt. J. Anderson of the Colorado Springs Police Department Registered Sex Offender Unit at 719-444-7522.


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  • by WORRIED Location: COLORADO SPRINGS on Feb 7, 2011 at 11:14 PM
    Just let the SVP'S out where they can do harm. Come on now homeless how does the state know what he will be doing? And as for the other guy I have passed by University and lord there is a bunch of children. Come on we are supposed to protect our children not put SVP'S right at thier front door.. Justice Department is not thinking. I guess they don't have kids.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 at 01:34 PM
    How about if we DON'T release SVP's into situations of homelessness with nothing to do all day but walk around and stalk?? I live in that area.. This city sucks. I agree with Jared. Put a tattoo on them so that when I'm stopped at the light right there I at least have a chance to roll up my windows and peel out in my car. At least some MINIMUM standards about whereabouts and having something to be accountable to(a job perhaps?) Otherwise, keep them is jail so they at least have a roof over their heads and are being watched.
  • by unknown Location: chelton on Jan 26, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    mr. garza was caught hanging around mark twain elemantary playground trying to talk to little girls please make sure your kids are safe...... and watch out for this very sick man...
  • by Joshua Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 26, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    I am still concerned on how they're going to keep tabs on the homeless one, especially in the nights, while he just wanders the streets... horrible idea. They should rot in prison for the rest of their unnatural lives.
  • by Rabbit Location: El PASO COUNTY on Jan 25, 2011 at 05:19 PM
    Where is the common sense of our justice department to put sexually violent predators back in the area they committed their crime?
  • by Jerad Location: South C/S on Jan 25, 2011 at 04:39 PM
    I think that they should tattoo the forheads of these Sexualy violent preditors that way they can be identified eaiser and live out the rest of their lives in fear of retaliation either that or life in prison or the death penalty victims choice.
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