ATTORNEY GENERAL J.B. VAN HOLLEN ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT OF JAMES M. LALOR TO TREATMENT UNDER CHAPTER 980

Oct 17 2014
ATTORNEY GENERAL J.B. VAN HOLLEN ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT OF JAMES M. LALOR TO TREATMENT UNDER CHAPTER 980

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that James M. Lalor, age 48, was committed in Racine County Circuit Court under Wisconsin’s civil commitment law (Chapter 980, Wis. Stats.) following a court trial in Racine County.  Circuit Court Judge Michael J. Piontek presided over the case.

 

Chapter 980 of the Wisconsin Statutes relates to the control, care, and treatment of sexually violent persons.  Under Wisconsin law, a person may be subject to a civil commitment when the person has been convicted of a sexually violent offense, has a mental disorder, and is dangerous to others because the mental disorder makes it likely he or she will commit further acts of sexual violence.  A civil commitment is defined in Wisconsin law as commitment to the custody and care of the Department of Health Services for control, care, and treatment until the person is no longer considered sexually violent.

 

According to the DOJ petition, Lalor was convicted of two counts of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.  On August 27, 1992, Lalor received ten years confinement in the Wisconsin State Prison System on count one, and ten years confinement in the Wisconsin State Prison System, consecutive to the sentence imposed for count one, stayed, and ten years probation.  Lalor is detained at a Department of Health Services facility.

 

 

Assistant Attorney General Rebecca R. Weise represents the state in this case.