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JANESVILLE – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Milton Taylor was committed in Rock County Circuit Court under Wisconsin's civil commitment law (Chapter980, Wis. Stats.) following a three day jury trial in Janesville. Rock County Circuit Court Judge Daniel T. Dillon presided over the case.
Under Wisconsin's sexually violent person 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 likely he 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 Wisconsin Department of Justice's petition, in 2005, Taylor was convicted in RockCounty of Second Degree Sexual Assault of a 12-year-old boy. Taylor has six other convictions for sex related offenses against four children ranging in age from 13- to 17-years-old.
Taylor has now been committed to the custody of the 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 David W. Maas are represented the state.