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Case No. 18-1334

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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

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 23, 2019

            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.

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