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Van Hollen to Hold Press Conference with Rep. Staskunas at West Allis Police Dept. to Discuss Legislation Aimed at Protecting Kids From Online Predators

 

WEST ALLIS - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will hold a press conference Thursday, March 10 with State Representative Tony Staskunas to discuss new public safety legislation aimed at protecting children from online predators. The press conference will take place at the West Allis Police Department.

 

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
Press Conference
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Press Conference to start at 11 a.m.
West Allis Police Department
11301 Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227-1037

 

Working with Attorney General Van Hollen, Representative Staskunas has introduced legislation that would penalize the an online predator's attempts to commit certain crimes against children the same as if the attempt was a completed act.  The bill also protects children from further victimization by altering criminal discovery rules in child pornography cases to guard against the inadvertent (or intentional) reproduction of the contraband.

 

Both Attorney General Van Hollen and Rep. Staskunas will speak on behalf of the bill.

 

The full bill can be found at http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/AB-769.pdf