July 14, 2010
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today Associate Circuit Court Judge Dan Conklin has found Roy K. Muston, 40, to be a Sexually Violent Predator. Muston has been committed to the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Service in Farmington.
The Attorney General’s Office pursued the commitment of Muston as a sexually violent predator after he served a 15-year prison sentence. He pled guilty and was convicted in 1994 in Greene County of Sodomy. His victim was a 9-year-old male. Muston previously pled guilty in 1991 to sexual abuse of a 10-year-old male and was sentenced to a 3-year-prison term.
“It is critical that we keep those who could commit further violent sexual acts off the streets and away from those they could harm,” Koster said. “It is important for individuals who are deemed sexually violent predators to get the help they need while the community is protected.”
Those committed by the court as sexually violent predators go into the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health. They have the right to have their cases reviewed annually to determine if their mental abnormality has changed, making them unlikely to commit further acts of sexual violence if released.
Currently, 155 sexually violent predators have been committed in Missouri, with 12 of those having occurred this year. Commitments are handled by the Public Safety Division in Koster’s office.