Bath Man Committed Under Walsh Act 

Jeffrey Shields was committed to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons after a 10-day trial. Evidence presented during his trial showed that Shields had numerous prior sexual offenses against children in Maine and Florida.

The judge found that because Shields is a pedophile, he would have serious difficulty refraining from future acts of child molestation if released.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 created a federal civil commitment program for sexually dangerous people.