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Center releases sex predator

Thu., July 8, 2010

SEATTLE – The second man to be sent to Washington’s commitment center for sex predators has been released after nearly 20 years.

King County prosecutor’s spokesman Dan Donohoe tells the Seattle Times that 69-year-old Andre Brigham Young was released Wednesday after state experts determined he is unlikely to re-offend.

Young gained fame when he challenged Washington’s civil commitment law in 1994. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the statute.

Young was ordered held at the McNeil Island center in 1991 after serving time for his sixth rape conviction in 31 years.

Prosecutors say he will live in Tacoma and will be closely monitored.

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