On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court’s seven justices unanimously agreed to review Ghilotti’s case to determine whether mental health officials have the power to decide whether sexual predators remain a risk and should be kept in secure health facilities even if they’ve served the time for their crimes.

The justices’ decision means that Ghilotti will remain in Atascadero State Hospital indefinitely. Oral argument in the matter has been set for Feb. 6 in Sacramento.

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