October 5, 2012
Jefferson City, Mo. – Associate Circuit Court Judge Kathleen A. Forsyth has ordered Charles Wesley Mace, Jr., 53, committed to the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Farmington, Missouri, after a Jackson County jury found Mace to be a sexually violent predator.
Attorney General Chris Koster sought to have Mace committed following his 10-year prison sentence for the forcible rape of a 31-year-old woman.
“We must keep those who demonstrate a likelihood of committing 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 and they are no longer likely to commit further acts of sexual violence if released. Civil commitments are handled by the Public Safety Division in Koster’s office.