The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that adults can’t be classified as a sexual predator for crimes committed as a juvenile.
The ruling comes from the case involving Anthony Geltz.
In 2007, Geltz escaped from a Davenport juvenile home and sexually assaulted a child at a restaurant.
Geltz was 14 at the time. He was sent to Eldora on second-degree sexual assault charges where he was disciplined a dozen times for sexual misconduct.
When he turned 18 the state tried to keep him locked up as a sexual predator. But the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that his sexual assault charge as a juvenile cannot carry over to a conviction as an adult.