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WA Penitentiary Inmate Called A Sex Predator

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington attorney general's office hopes to prevent the release of a convicted pedophile who is scheduled to leave the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla on Friday.
    
The office says 56-year-old Stephen Robinson remains a threat and should be sent to the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.
    
He was convicted of offenses against young girls in 1984 in Benton County and in 1999 in Colorado. The attorney general's office says he would attack other young girls if released. The state is asking a judge to hold a commitment trial.
    
Nearly 300 sex predators in Washington are currently held in civil commitment.

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