Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Governor Sanford and General Assembly contemplate stronger laws against sex offenders

According to ABC News:

Governor Sanford and Attorney General Henry McMaster are showing support for a bill aimed at protecting the State's children. Jessica's Law was introduced after Jessica Lunsford of Florida was murdered by a registered sex offender. The State's version of Jessica's Law would strengthen the State's sex offender registry by requiring registration several times a year. Predators on probation would be tracked by electronic monitoring devices and offenders convicted twice of sexually assaulting children under the age of 11 could face the death penalty.