United States v. Wood, No. 12-7653 (4th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
The district court found that respondent was a "sexually dangerous person" under the Adam Walsh Act, 18 U.S.C. 4248, and committed him to the custody of the Attorney General. Respondent appealed. The court concluded that there was no due process violation in this case where, among other things, respondent was allowed pretrial access to an expert but respondent declined to seek such assistance. Further, the court concluded that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting state police reports concerning prior arrests. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment of the district court.