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Computer crimes against children will continue to rise

Date: December 03, 2007

This year, as one of his proposals to protect our children, Governor Romney has called for a new “One Strike, You’re Ours” law. This crime initiative will impose new, tougher federal penalties for first-time offenders who use the Internet to sexually assault children, including stiff mandatory jail time to be followed by lifetime tracking by Global Positioning Satellite (GPS). As a prosecutor who pursues online sexual predators, I would certainly welcome these penalties. Governor Romney has pledged to work with computer companies to ensure that every home computer has an effective and easy-to-engage filter to prevent unwanted pornography from reaching our children. Governor Romney recognizes that we must take action now because as the Internet becomes more accessible, there is a real danger that computer crimes committed against children will continue to rise.

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