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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that on August 6, 2009, Kevin LeDoux, a Kenosha County resident was found to be a sexually violent person under Wisconsin's civil commitment law (Chapter 980, Wis. Stats.) following a four‑day jury trial in Kenosha. Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce E. Schroeder presided over the case.
Chapter 980 of the Wisconsin Statutes relates to the control, care and treatment of sexually violent persons. Under Wisconsin law, a person may be subject to a civil commitment when the person has been convicted of a sexually violent offense, has a mental disorder, and is dangerous to others because the mental disorder makes it more likely than not that he or she will commit further acts of sexual violence. A civil commitment is defined in Wisconsin law as commitment to the custody and care of the Department of Health Services for control, care, and treatment until the person is no longer considered sexually violent.
According to the petition, Mr. LeDoux was most recently convicted in 1988 in Kenosha County Circuit Court of First Degree Sexual Assault of a 4‑year‑old girl (Kenosha County Case No. 88‑CF‑156) and Second Degree Sexual Assault of an inmate (Kenosha County Case No. 88‑CF‑408). Mr. LeDoux was scheduled for release on June 24, 2008.
LeDoux has now been committed to the custody of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for care and control and is expected to be housed at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, for the purpose of receiving treatment.
Assistant Attorney General Michael Schaefer represented the state in this trial.