Despite claims to the contrary, new California law does protect pedophiles. It may not legalize pedophilia, as some claims have appeared, but just not being terrible does not mean it is not bad.
“This bill would exempt from mandatory registration under the act a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register.”
In other words, now a 21 year old can indeed have a sex with 11 year old girl and not be listed as a sexual offender.
California has also recently done a mass release of convicted paedophiles: