RANDOLPH COUNTY, Mo. — A Moberly man has been committed to a facility after he was found to be a sexually violent predator by a jury in Randolph County.
According to a press release from Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office, Daniel J. Jensen, 41 was previously convicted in the state of California for molesting two boys under the age of 10 and also physically abused two other boys under the age of four, one of whom was physically handicapped.
Jensen reportedly received treatment in California and in Missouri as a condition of his sexual abuse conviction, however was released from treatment in Missouri for “an unwillingness to change behaviors.”
AG Hawley filed a petition to civilly commit Jensen after he became parole eligible in 2018.
Following his commitment by a jury, which only took 35 minutes to deliberate, Jensen was remanded to the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections until authorities determine he is no longer a threat to the community.