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Supreme Court Won't Give Sex Offender Release Hearing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says a sex offender doesn't deserve a release hearing because he talks more, has joined a fitness group and talks more with his family.

Thornon Talley was committed as a sexually violent person in 2005. He demanded a release hearing in 2012, saying a doctor found he socialized more with peers in his treatment group, had joined a fitness group and more family members were communicating with him. The same doctor, however, noted he hadn't completed treatment and posed a high risk of re-offending.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that the three new facts don't relate to Talley's propensity to commit sexually violent acts and he doesn't deserve a hearing.

Talley's attorney, David Karpe, didn't immediately return a message.

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