United States v. Charboneau (P)

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 doesn’t require a “sexually dangerous person” to be diagnosed with a paraphilia disorder in order to justify civil commitment for a serious mental illness. Here, the record amply supports the district’s court’s designation of the appellant as a “sexually dangerous person.”

Although the appellant behaved in an exemplary fashion while in prison, upon his release he abused alcohol and re-offended violently and sexually. The district court considered the appellant’s expert testimony and found it less credible than other testimony.


United States v. Charboneau (P), No. 17-7306, Feb. 6, 2019. 4th Cir. (Quattlebaum) from EDNC at Raleigh (Dever).

Categories: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinions, Published

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