Crimes Against Children Committee calls for new State Trooper class

Local - 12/10/2013 11:42 PM by Courtney Rosemond

CHARLESTON - Lawmakers have unveiled several new proposals aimed at protecting children.

A special committee on crimes against children has been studying the issue for about five months. Among the ideas  the committee is calling for the creation of a misdemeanor child abuse statute.

They say right now, a lot of cases fall through the cracks because the actions don't rise to a felony level and there's little police or prosecutors can do to step in.


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