WATERLOO – The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is seeking to confine a Waterloo man for treatment under the state’s sexually violent predator statutes.

Gene Steven Napoleon, 31, is currently finishing sentences for exposing himself at a library and a hospital in 2011 and 2012.

Last week, Assistant Attorney General Keisha Cretsinger filed a petition in Black Hawk County District Court to commit Napoleon for treatment. Following a brief hearing on Friday, Judge George Stigler ruled there was probable cause to advance the case toward trial.

A forensic psychologist who reviewed Napoleon’s case believes he suffers from exhibitionistic disorder, a mental condition that makes him likely to commit future sex crimes, according to court records.

Napoleon, who also has automobile burglary convictions in Michigan, was arrested in July 2011 after Waterloo Public Library staff saw him with his genitals out. He was initially sentenced to probation in 2012, but the day after receiving his sentence he was arrested for exposing himself at Allen Hospital after claiming he was there for an internship.

Court records allege he “fraudulently represented himself as a hospital employee to gain access to a restricted area where he pulled down his pants and exposed his fully erect penis to the staff.”

While in prison, Napoleon was disciplined 15 times for exposing himself and four times for inappropriate behavior toward female staff, records state.

Napoleon, who had also been serving time for drug charges, is scheduled to be released from the Iowa State Penitentiary at Fort Madison on Thursday. The judge ordered he continue to be held with the Iowa Department of Corrections at the Newton facility and undergo an evaluation.


Staff Writer

Cops and courts reporter for the Courier

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