Keeping a sexually violent predator locked up

Keeping a sexually violent predator locked up
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - A sexually violent predator is appealing a decision to keep him locked up past his sentence.

Ronald Love is being held on a civil commitment. A jury determined he was too dangerous to set free despite having served his time.

Tuesday, the defense hoped to keep out evidence showing Love was highly likely to re-offend.

It could be viewed by a future jury deciding Love's fate.

The judge allowed it as part of the case.

Thomas Howe, Assistant Attorney General said, "It was one of those things that Dr. Phoenix, who testified for the state relied on when she concluded Mr. Love was like to re-offend if he wasn't confined."

It's unknown how long Love will remain behind bars. He will be given a review hearing once a year.