Grassley introduces bill to strengthen penalties for sexual offenses against children; Jetseta Gage case cited May 14, 2008Posted by John in Crime/Courts, Law.
Tags: Adam Walsh, Child Pornography, child sex trafficking, chuck grassley, James Bentley, Jetseta Gage, Legislation, Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Ac, Roger Bentley, S. 3014, sex offenders, Sex Offenses
In 2005, Grassley introduced legislation named after Jetseta Gage, a 10-year old Cedar Rapids girl who was sexually assaulted and murdered by a registered sex offender. A modified version of “Jetseta’s Bill” was incorporated into the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety bill. “Jetseta’s Bill” created mandatory minimums of imprisonment for criminals who committed murder, kidnapping, or serious bodily harm against children.
“We made a good start in the Adam Walsh bill, but it’s not enough for people who commit these despicable crimes,” Grassley said. …
“S. 3014: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen penalties for child pornography offenses, child sex trafficking offenses, and other sexual offenses committed against children.”
Also referred to as The “Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Act of 2008.”