Backers of a Senate bill to toughen punishment for child-sex offenders said they've reached a deal that would permit the death penalty for offenders who repeatedly prey on children.I have always maintained that rape, as far as capital crimes go, is quite possibly worse than murder...at least when your dead the pain and suffering ends. So hearing about Texas proposing execution for repeat child molesters is like music to my ears. My only problem is why does it have to be "repeat" offenders? Isn't once enough.
The compromise bill, which was distributed to Senate members on Tuesday, would allow the death penalty only for those twice convicted of raping a child 13 or younger. It also boosts mandatory minimum sentences for a variety of sex crimes against children.
The House passed its version of the bill, dubbed Jessica's Law, last month. It carries a minimum of 25 years to life in prison on a first conviction and possibly the death penalty for a second offense.
I don't know if you guys know this our not, but Iowa has a limited death penalty for child sex offenders. Yeah, yeah it an obscure law that states "if you sexually molest one of Jeremie's kids you will be shot in the head."
H/T: Doug Powers