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Old 05-10-2011, 11:37 AM   #2553
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Bill toughens law on visual sexual aggression against children in Maine

Maine Rep. Dawn Hill was outraged to discover that it wasn't illegal to look at kids in a public place, even if it weirded out their parents. So she's passed a bill in the Maine house that makes it a Class D felony to look at a kid aged 12 to 14, and a Class C felony to look at a kid under 12. They call it "visual sexual aggression."

Her involvement started when Ogunquit Police Lt. David Alexander was called to a local beach to deal with a man who appeared to be observing children entering the community bathrooms. Because the state statute prevents arrests for visual sexual aggression of a child in a public place, Alexander said he and his fellow officer could only ask the man to move along.
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