- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - State authorities are trying to force a former Waterloo man into treatment under the state’s sexually violent predator statutes.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/17m7Tb7 ) that Bruce Baker has finished his prison time for kidnapping a woman in 1991. The Iowa attorney’s general office is attempting to commit Baker to treatment, and a civil trial is underway in Black Hawk County District Court.

Amy Phenix is a forensic psychologist who reviewed Baker’s case, and she says she diagnosed him with sexual sadism as well as a personality disorder with anti-social traits. Phenix says Baker’s mental disorder predisposes him to commit more sex crimes.

The 53-year-old Baker remains in custody pending the outcome of his commitment trial.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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