AG Hawley Announces Cass County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Jun 13, 2018, 13:09 PM
Sep 10, 2018, 13:09 PM

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that a Cass County jury took only 45 minutes to commit Devin S. Hydorn, 37, as a sexually violent predator, on June 13.

Hydorn has a history of sexual offenses against female minors. He was convicted in Kansas in 1999 and in Missouri in 2007 for sexual offenses against several Belton-area students. Hydorn continued to seek out children while on parole and was returned to prison after less than a year of release, despite sexual offender treatment. Upon his return to prison, he stated that if released, he would “probably” offend again and that he could have relations with underage females because “age doesn’t matter.”

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office filed suit to keep Hydorn off the streets after a Department of Corrections examiner, a multidisciplinary team, and a prosecutor review committee unanimously found that Hydorn was a predator. Hydorn will be placed in a secure mental health facility for the control and treatment of sexually violent predators until such time as he is safe to be at large.

“There is no place for those who abuse Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens,” Hawley said. “I am grateful to law enforcement and the jury who continue to make a Missouri safer place to live.”

This case was tried by Assistant Attorneys General Monty Platz and Erin Kirsch.