MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A case about the constitutionality of the Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is heading to federal court.
Attorney Dan Gustafson is representing 24-year-old Eric Terhaar. Both Terhaar and 48-year-old Rhonda Bailey are trying to get released from the program.
Witnesses said in court this week that Terhaar and Bailey are not receiving treatment appropriate to their age, gender and the severity of their conduct. They said the pair could do better receiving treatment in the community rather than at the state’s treatment centers in Moose Lake and St. Peter.