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Dane County Man Found to be Sexually Violent Person, Committed to Treatment


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that on Friday, July 15, 2011, Darryl Kidd was found to be a sexually violent person after he waived his right to a trial to contest the allegations against him. The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition against the Dane County man in April, 2009, seeking to commit him to treatment under the state's sexually violent persons law.


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 likely 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.


Darryl Kidd was convicted of Child Enticement-Sexual Contact in Dane County in 1996, and was sentenced to 13 years in the Wisconsin State Prison System. Kidd was scheduled for release from the Department of Corrections on April 22, 2009. The state's petition alleges that Kidd suffers from pedophilia and paraphilia, mental conditions that predispose him to engage in acts of sexual violence. The petition also alleges that Kidd is dangerous as his mental disorders make it likely that he will engage in future acts of sexual violence.


Kidd waived his right to contest these allegations before Judge Shelley Gaylord, who then found him to be a sexually violent person and ordered him committed to treatment.


Assistant Attorney General David Maas represents the state in this case.


A copy of the criminal complaint can be accessed at:


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