Court: Despite History, He's Not a Sexual Predator

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Sunday, July 15 2007 Jul 15, 2007 Sunday, July 15, 2007 5:46:07 AM CDT July 15, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Missouri appeals court has ruled that a Kansas City man who exposed himself to women and girls for three decades and molested a young girl, was not a sexual predator. The appeals court on Tuesday overturned the verdict of a Jackson County jury that found Richard Tyson was a sexually violent predator and confined him to state mental care. The three-judge panel found that prosecutors improperly contended that the 66-year-old Tyson was a pedophile. Tyson had 15 charges and seven convictions for exposing himself to women and girls from 1959 to 1988. But the panel said there has to be sexual contact to be a violent sexual predator, and Tyson had only one such conviction. Attorney General Jay Nixon office says they'll appeal.

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