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Case No. 16-2141

In re the Detention of Ronald Tripp

On appeal from his commitment as a sexually violent predator (SVP) the respondent argues: (1) the district court erred in denying his motion to dismiss because confinement resulting from the violation of special sentence does not constitute being “presently confined” for a sexually violent offense; and (2) the district court erred in allowing hearsay evidence of an alleged sex offense that he denied committing and which was ultimately dismissed.

Trial Court Case No.:

Jill Eimermann, Assistant Public Defender, Des Moines, for appellant.

Thomas J. Miller, Attorney General, Tyler J. Buller and Keisha F. Cretsinger, Assistant Attorneys General, for appellee.

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Oct 17, 2017 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 13, 2018
Date Amended:
Oct 02, 2018
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