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Case No. 18-0715

In re the Detention of Robert Swanson

Robert E. Swanson, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Michael H. Adams

Attorney for Appellee State

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Supreme Court

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Court of Appeals Opinion

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Date Published:
May 01, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Kellyann M. Lekar, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by per curiam.  (8 pages)

            Robert Swanson appeals the order continuing his commitment as a sexually violent predator.  OPINION HOLDS: Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the State and leaving credibility determinations to the district court, substantial evidence supports a finding that Swanson has a mental abnormality affecting his emotional or volitional capacity and is likely to engage in predatory acts that constitute sexually violent offenses if discharged from treatment.  Because the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Swanson’s commitment should continue, we affirm.

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