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DCF to review criteria for sexually violent offenders program

9:44 PM, Jul 20, 2013   |    comments
Donald Smith, 56, is accused of abducting Perrywinkle from a Walmart in Jacksonville
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Children and Families will review its guidelines for sex offenders, according to First Coast News' partner the Florida Times-Union. 

The changes come nearly a month after sexual offender Donald Smith was charged with kidnapping and murdering 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle of Jacksonville.

Dan Montaldi, the administrator of the state's "Sexually Violent Predator Program" said procedures are reviewed whenever staff learns that someone evaluated in the program has been re- arrested.

The department will review the tools it uses to determine whether a sex offender-- leaving prison -- should be held under the sexually violent predator program.

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