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TX: Court orders 83-year-old sex offender freed

AUSTIN — In a decision that could presage other releases, a state appeals court in Beaumont on Thursday ordered an 83-year-old man be immediately freed from a controversial supervision program for sex offenders because he no longer qualifies to be in it.

The order by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was the first complete release of an offender from the program in its 16-year-history, even though one other man was freed on a provisional basis and another left the state after an appeals court overturned his commitment — before state officials had time to get another court order keeping him in the program. Full Article

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Left the state? ” before state officials had time to get another court order keeping him in the program” Smart! Leaving the state was a smart thing to do.

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