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Case No. 20-1428

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In re the Detention of Adam Mauro

Adam Mauro, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Jill Eimermann

Attorney for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1428
Date Published:
Nov 23, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Randy V. Hefner, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (9 pages)

            On appeal, Adam Mauro argues: (1) the State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he was not ready for placement in the transitional release program; (2) he should have been permitted to reside at a location other than the civil commitment unit for sex offenders as part of the transitional release program; and (3) there was insufficient evidence to find he remained likely to commit a sexually violent offense if released with supervision.  OPINION HOLDS: The State met its burden that Mauro was not ready for transitional release, making the issue of where he should be housed for transitional release moot, and there was sufficient evidence to find he remained likely to commit a sexually violent offense if released with supervision.

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