Friday, September 10, 2010

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Signs "Chelsea's Law" Into Effect

Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Chelsea’s Law into effect in the state of California .  The law is the result of the tragic murder of Chelsea King earlier this year.  While on a routine run at a park, King was abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered.

The suspect in the case admitted to killing Amber DuBois, a 14 year old who went missing in 2009.  The suspect was out of jail on parole for other child sex crimes.

The law will ensure that those convicted of certain sex crimes against children will be placed in prison without parole for life.  The crimes under the “one strike” rule will make a determination based on the age of the victim, and whether or not they were bound or drugged.

Other offenders will be placed on lifetime parole if they perpetrate certain crimes against children.

This law will make children safer.  The death of Chelsea King could have been avoided had this law been in place, but out of her death the lives of many innocent children will be made better through the protective measures of Chelsea ’s Law.

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