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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predators Act – Expert (access required)

In determining whether defendant, who reportedly acknowledged molesting young boys up to 100 times, was a sexually violent predator under Va. Code Sects. 37.2-900 et seq., a trial court erred in admitting testimony from a licensed clinical psychologist who demonstrated expertise in diagnosis, but not treatment, of the specified mental conditions under the statute; however, ...