Missouri man convicted of child molestation declared as predator

4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago February 05, 2017 Feb 5, 2017 Sunday, February 05 2017 Sunday, February 05, 2017 6:08:49 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press
Adam Derby

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP)- A central Missouri man with convictions of child molestation and child pornography possession has been declared a predator and likely spend the rest of his life incarcerated.

The Columbia Daily Tribune http://bit.ly/2l9uJK8 reports a Boone County jury Friday found 34-year-old Adam Derby to be a sexually violent predator. That's despite Derby's insistence he's no threat.

That determination was under a 1999 state law that lets the state civilly commit those deemed such predators to the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Derby served seven years of a 15-year sentence for his latest child pornography conviction and was paroled a year ago.

Derby's attorney heads the Missouri State Public Defender Office's Civil Defense Unit. Amy Clay says Derby will be in the state's custody the rest of his life.

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