WPR News
10:50 am
Wed March 1, 2006

House Passes Stricter Sexual Assault Law

Cheyenne, WY – A bill tightening Wyoming's sexual assault laws has passed the house, despite some concerns that it might go too far. The bill is viewed as a way to improve the safety of children because it puts in place mandatory minimum sentences for sexual crimes against children. But Representative Tom Lubnau of Gillette expressed caution. Cheyenne Representative Beckett Hinkley agrees that judges do a good job handing out sentences but he sees the bill as an important policy decision the legislature should make. The bill heads to the Senate for its consideration.