State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno is pledging to make New York one of the toughest states in the nation for child predators and sexual abusers.  Yesterday he unveiled a package of bills aimed at combating child sex crimes.  Bruno said the Republican-led Senate would approve the package next week that would, among other things, amend more than 40 state laws.  Bruno said, We must make our laws even stronger to help law enforcement prosecute and properly punish sexual predators who prey on innocent, vulnerable children, especially predators who use the Internet to victimize children.

(Albany, New York)