Kulongoski signs Jessica's Law

Earlier this week, Governor Ted Kulongoski signed into law the measure increasing penalities for sexual predators known across the country as "Jessica's Law."

"Jessica's law sends an unmistakable message to potential child abusers: Act-out and the state of Oregon will take you off the streets for years and years," the governor declared at a bill-signing ceremony held at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. "We will not tolerate the sexual abuse of Oregon's children. And anyone who even thinks about hurting a child should know that the full weight of Oregon law will fall on them, and they will be spending a very long time behind bars."

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Posted on April 28, 2006
Crime & Justice, Front Page News