March 25, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that a St. Louis County jury has found William Eugene Doyle, 39, be a sexually violent predator. As a result, Doyle has been committed to the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Service in Farmington.
Prior to his commitment as a sexually violent predator, Doyle served prison time for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. Before that, Doyle had been convicted of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl.
"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 whether their mental condition has changed and their risk to commit further acts of sexual violence has lessened.
Currently, 197 sexually violent predators have been committed in Missouri. This is the 6th commitment this year. Sexually Violent Predator commitments are handled by the Public Safety Division in Koster’s office.