John A Kissel

Senate Endorses GPS Monitoring For Those Convicted of Sexual Assault

Senate Endorses GPS Monitoring For Those Convicted of Sexual Assault

The state Senate unanimously approved a bill early Friday that would require the electronic monitoring of individuals awaiting sentencing for aggravated sexual assault.

Senate Bill 1041, which now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration, would require courts to impose electronic monitoring by a GPS device as a condition of release for anyone convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a minor or first-degree sexual assault.

"This is good law and order legislation that protects victims of one of the worst crimes we have in our state,'' said Sen. John Kissel, co-chairman of the legislature's judiciary committee. 

Kissel acknowledged that measure...

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