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Probate: Sexually Violent Predator – Involuntary Commitment – Deviate Sexual Assault

Where the probate court rejected a petition by the state to have a man involuntarily committed as a sexually violent predator, the statute specifically and precisely identifies the offenses that render an individual eligible for confinement as an SVP, and the man’s conviction for deviate sexual assault in the first degree was not listed, so the judgment is affirmed since the man had not been previously convicted of a sexually violent offense.

Judgment is affirmed.

In re the Matter of: Eric Robertson v. State (MLW No. 64312/Case No. WD74623 – 11 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ahuja, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Jackson County, Forsyth, J. (Timothy A. Blackwell, Jefferson City, for appellant) (Erika R. Eliason, Columbia, for respondent).

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