NYC PUSHES FOR STRONGER SEX OFFENDER LAWS
After a recent string of sexual assaults across the city, City Council Speaker ChristineQuinn and other elected officials are pushing the state to prevent predators from falling throughthe cracks. Quinn said that too many suspects get lenient sentences or aren't prosecutedstrongly enough due to legal loopholes. The package of five bills includes resolutions thatcall for an increase in the number of times that a convicted sex offender meets with the policefrom annually to biannually, and expands the time period someone can be charged as repeatoffender. Quinn is also pushing the city not to cut its program that aids sex assaultvictims.