Michael McAlister, now 58, and Norman Derr, now 60, still show a resemblance nearly 30 years after McAlister was wrongfully convicted of attempted rape, his attorneys say. State lawmakers want more information about Virginia's program to hold sexually violent predators in a facility after their prison terms are up. The fact that McAlister has refused to admit guilt was a factor in the psychologist's assessment, said Shawn Armbrust, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. Baughman says, "As part of that program, I was required to disclose this information to them. Baughman claimed the sexual encounters were not forced. Justin Brown, an investigative analyst said, "As important a part of the issue in terms of how many people are coming in, it's also important that very few people are leaving. Then, on 9 October , Virginia initiated formal proceedings against Baughman.
Terry McAuliffe for a full pardon, his attorneys say. Once placed under a civil commitment, you are essentially in prison indefinitely. VCBR residents undergo intensive treatment aimed at reducing their risk so that they can be returned to the community, where they will be closely supervised. Baughman's two attorneys, Charles Burnham and Eugene Gorokhov of Washington, DC, asked the state to conduct an evaluation with Baughman and one of his attorneys present. Some are, indeed, pedophiles, but one third of offenders have committed their crime as children. If civilly committed, the offender is entitled to an annual review hearing every year for the first five years, and every two years thereafter. McAlister does not deserve to be locked away for the rest of his life," said the pardon request, which was filed Wednesday. This was based on written evaluations made years ago. From Richmond via Route Michael McAlister, now 58, and Norman Derr, now 60, still show a resemblance nearly 30 years after McAlister was wrongfully convicted of attempted rape, his attorneys say. Delegate Dave Albo R said, "I mean, it could be that there's more freaks. We recognize that this is a disruption, but the target is parking lot completion within 80 days. But McAlister bore a striking resemblance to a serial sex felon Norman Bruce Derr, who was convicted of a string of similar attacks in the area and is serving a life sentence for a rape. He was released on probation, and subject to the state's policy that relies on polygraphs, therapy sessions, and a process called the " containment model ". Baughman says, "As part of that program, I was required to disclose this information to them. Then, on 9 October , Virginia initiated formal proceedings against Baughman. In , just as he was looking forward to release, Virginia officials unexpectedly informed Baughman that they believed he might qualify for civil commitment. Now, the legislature's investigative arm is launching a months-long study of the civil commitment program. The fact that McAlister has refused to admit guilt was a factor in the psychologist's assessment, said Shawn Armbrust, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. Under the state's civil commitment law, McAlister could be locked away for many more years because a psychologist has deemed him a sexual predator. The topic, especially with the Ariel Castro horror in Cleveland fresh in everybody's minds, is charged with emotion. Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation "He can't say he's guilty because he didn't do it," she said. And it will look at alternatives to civil commitment. As he put it: The offenders are initially screened by the Department of Corrections. He does not drive a car because he fears any cop who runs his plate will notice he is on the sex offender registry and look for a reason to pull him over, if only to harass him. Virginia's Nottoway Correctional Center A convicted sex offender who has maintained his innocence for nearly 30 years has asked Virginia Gov.
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