Stronger Child Abuse Protections Struggling to Become Law in Pennsylvania
It's been almost exactly one year since a Centre County jury found Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse crimes against children. At first blush, some may wonder why stronger laws have yet to be enacted.
Advocates called for tougher protections for children after Jerry Sandusky's arrest in November 2011. Now, it's been almost exactly one year since a Centre County jury found Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse crimes against children. At first blush, some may wonder why stronger laws have yet to be enacted.
But drill down to the level of detail required in rewriting major state law, as many sympathetic lawmakers and their allies are finding this spring, and it starts to get more complex.
Make that a lot more complex.
So far, advocates for children say they aren't upset about the time it has taken to craft legislation. They are hoping to see some bills become law by the end of the year, but they have to resolve some thorny questions.
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