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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Civil Commitment – Intent To Defile (access required)

Although the commonwealth’s initial petition seeking civil commitment of appellant as a Sexually Violent Predator cited a charge for attempted forcible sodomy, for which defendant was not incarcerated, amendment of the petition to cite appellant’s conviction of abduction with intent to defile supported his commitment by the circuit court, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. The ...