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Attorney General fighting release of Spokane sex offender into community

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Curbow was convicted on child molestation and rape charges in Spokane, as well as sexual abuse charges in Oregon. Curbow was convicted on child molestation and rape charges in Spokane, as well as sexual abuse charges in Oregon.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

As a convicted sex offender's scheduled release approaches, the Attorney General's Office is fighting to keep him out of the Spokane community.

David Curbow, 59, was convicted on child rape and molestation charges in Spokane back in 2000. Prior to this, he had been convicted in Oregon for two counts of sexual abuse in 1995.

This week, the Attorney General's Office filed a petition to have Curbow committed as a sexually violent predator, which would keep him at a state health facility even though he has technically served his sentence.

Tuesday, a judge ruled that there was probable cause to keep him detained.

“The Attorney General’s Office works hard to prevent the release of dangerous sexually violent offenders into our communities,” said Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Now, it's up to the State of Washington to prove in court that Curbow is a sexually violent predator. 

For more information on the involuntary civil commitment of sex offenders, CLICK HERE.

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