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4th Cir.: With pedophilia diagnosis rejected, commitment ends (access required)

The district court did not err in finding that a developmentally disabled individual, civilly committed as a sexually violent predator, no longer met 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, he was twice adjudicated delinquent for committing ...