child sex abuse

8:12 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Mo. prosecutors back child sex abuse amendment

Missouri prosecutors are organizing a campaign on behalf of a proposed constitutional amendment they say will help convict people who commit repeated sex offenses against children.

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3:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. House backs measure aimed at child sex abuse

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Missouri House members have given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at helping child sex abuse prosecutions.

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8:14 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Task force releases 22 recommendations for child sex-abuse prevention

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 10:51 am

A task force has released its recommendations on combatting sexual abuse of children in Missouri.

There are 22 recommendations in all.  They include requiring people who are legally obligated to report sex abuse incidents to directly contact the state’s Children’s Division, instead of just reporting incidents to superiors within their own organizations.  That particular recommendation will be sponsored by State Representative Marsha Haefner (R, Oakville).

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