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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
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.