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Montgomery L. Clark Commited by Dunn County Court; Treatment Under Chapter 980 Ordered


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Montgomery L. Clark, a Dunn County resident, age 41, was found to be a sexually violent person under Wisconsin's civil commitment law (Chapter 980, Wis. Stats.) following a jury trial in Menomonie.  Dunn County Circuit Court Judge William C. Stewart Jr. presided over the case and ordered Clark returned to the Wisconsin Resource Center in Winnebago, Wisconsin. Assistant Attorney Generals Eric D. DeFort and David W. Maas represented the state.


In 2003, Clark was convicted in Dunn County of Attempted Second Degree Sexual Assault with Use of Force of his aunt.  Clark was sentenced to a 3 year prison term with 7 years extended supervision; which was stayed and he was placed on 10 years probation with one year conditional jail time. 


In February 2004, Clark escaped from jail while out of custody for the puspose of visiting his probation agent. He drove to Nevada and was apprehended for failure to pay for gas.  State Patrol found two duffle bags, which included a CO2 powered pellet pistol, ammunition and cartridges, restraint items, condoms, and other sexual items in Clark's car.  Upon a recommendation from the Department of Corrections, the Department of Justice reviewed Clark's case and filed a petition on September 10, 2008, seeking to commit him as a sexually violent person. 


Clark has now been committed to the custody of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for care and control and is expected to be permanently housed at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, for the purpose of receiving treatment.