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In re the Detention of Keck
Austin Michael Keck, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
Thomas J. Gaul
Attorney for Appellee State
Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, Myron L. Gookin, Judge. AFFIRMED. Heard by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ. Opinion by Bower, C.J. (8 pages)
Austin Keck appeals from the district court’s finding that he was “presently confined” for purposes of the sexually violent predator act, Iowa Code chapter 229A (2017). OPINION HOLDS: At the time the petition for civil commitment was filed, Keck was in the custody of the department of corrections serving his five-year prison term for his conviction of enticing a minor, a sexually violent offense. He was thus presently confined for a sexually violent offense. Finding no error of law, we affirm.