Trial court's adjudication of an 82 year-old defendant as a sexually violent predator and placement in involuntary commitment for an indeterminate term is affirmed and defendant's petition for habeas relief denied as the trial court did not err by precluding one of defendant's expert psychologists from testifying about studies and research conducted by nontestifying mental health experts concerning whether pedophilia is chronic. Furthermore, even assuming that the Office of Administrative Law is correct in its determination that the assessment protocol is invalid, any error in using the evaluations based on that protocol did not deprive the trial court of fundamental jurisdiction over the SVPA commitment petition.
Filed October 26, 2009
Opinion by Judge Fybel
For Appellant: James Roy Glenn, pro se
For Appellee: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Bradley Weinreb, Teresa Torreblanca and Elizabeth Voorhies, Deputy Attorneys General