Chapter 980 http://wxpr.org en Springer Withdraws Request For Treatment Release http://wxpr.org/post/springer-withdraws-request-treatment-release <P>A former Rhinelander resident has withdrawn a petition for a hearing on whether he remains a sexually violent person.</P> <P>In 1994, Walter E. Springer was convicted of two counts of second-degree sexual assault. He served 10 years in prison and was released in May, 2004. The state then filed a petition under the state sexual predator law to keep Springer in a secure mental facility for treatment. He has tried several times to be released from care without success.</P> <P>He filed another petition that was scheduled to be heard in two weeks. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:08:29 +0000 Ken Krall 5257 at http://wxpr.org Springer Withdraws Request For Treatment Release