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Case No. 18-1372

In re the Detention of James Dake

James Dake, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Thomas J. Gaul

Attorney for Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 23, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, Shawn R. Showers, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (8 pages)

            James Dake appeals the district court order adjudicating him a sexually violent predator and civilly committing him to the custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services.  Dake argues the State failed to prove he has a mental abnormality that makes it more likely than not he will reoffend.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude there was substantial evidence in the record upon which a rational trier of fact could conclude Dake is a sexually violent predator beyond a reasonable doubt.

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