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Criminal Practice – Pedophilia diagnosis rejected; commitment terminated (access required)

The district court, presented with two plausible but competing theories, did not err in finding that a developmentally disabled individual civilly committed as a sexually violent predator did not meet the criteria for continued commitment and must be released. Background Appellant Walter Wooden was born in 1956 and has a limited intellectual capacity. When he was 16, ...

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