February 11, 2010
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today a McDonald County jury has found Lloyd King, 44, to be a sexually violent predator. King has been committed to the sexual offender treatment facility in Farmington. The judgment and commitment order was signed by Associate Circuit Judge John R. LePage.
The Attorney General’s Office pursued the commitment of King as a sexually violent predator after he served a 7-year prison sentence. He pled guilty and was convicted in 1997 for first degree child molestation. In addition, King pled guilty in 2004 in Wisconsin to first degree sexual assault of a 6-year-old female, for which he was sentenced to 3 years incarceration and 3 years extended supervision.
“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.
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, there are 139 sexually violent predators committed in Missouri, with 3 of those having occurred this year. Commitments are handled by the Public Safety Division in Koster’s office.