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Judge tosses lawsuit against Kansas sexual predator program


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Kansas sex offenders who are confined indefinitely in a state program for post-prison mental health treatment, saying they didn't do enough to substantiate their claims.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled Monday that the lawsuit failed to adequately argue that the treatment the offenders are receiving at Larned State Hospital in western Kansas is so lacking that their confinement violates their constitutional rights.

Kansas law allows the courts to order sex offenders to be held indefinitely for treatment after...

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