ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors have ruled that an 86-year-old former southwest Missouri minister is a sexually violent predator who should remain confined even after he has completed a 15-year prison sentence for sodomizing teenage boys.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors reached the verdict last month in the case against Donald Peckham, but the case records weren't publicized until Tuesday. Prosecutors say Peckham, who is from Sarcoxie in southwest Missouri, sexually abused at least 14 boys between 12 and 16 years old over the course of 30 years, and continued to victimize young boys until he was 67 years old.

The newspaper reports that Peckham was a United Methodist minister in Kansas from 1958 to 1973. He later served as a pastor in Missouri, including Jubilee Christian Fellowship Church in Sarcoxie.

Defense attorney Amy Clay says the decision to indefinitely commit Peckham to a treatment program run by the Missouri Department of Mental Health amounts to a "life sentence" because few people get through it.