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Governor Doyle Signs Tougher Sex-Crime Laws

Governor Doyle Signs Tougher Sex-Crime Laws

The governor signed the bill at the Glendale Police Department. Under the law, those who sexually assault a child under age 12, or use or threaten force or violence while molesting a
child, are subject to global positioning tracking as a condition of parole, probation, or extended supervision. Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and his wife served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Tunisia in the 1960's.


Governor Doyle Signs Tougher Sex-Crime Laws

Governor Doyle Signs Tougher Sex-Crime Laws

May 23, 2006 04:58 PM

Governor Jim Doyle signed a number of bills Monday strengthening laws against sex offenders, including legislation to require lifetime GPS tracking of certain child sex offenders.

The governor signed the bill at the Glendale Police Department. Under the law, those who sexually assault a child under age 12, or use or threaten force or violence while molesting a
child, are subject to global positioning tracking as a condition of parole, probation, or extended supervision.

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimated such monitoring would cost about one million dollars for 285 offenders in the first year and about twice that much for 570 offenders in the second
year.

A second bill, called Jessica's Law, increases the sentence for people convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child to a minimum of 25 years and a maximum of life in prison.

Other measures signed into law increase the penalties for preying on a child using the Internet, and protecting victims who are assaulted while under the influence of alcohol.

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