Jessica's Law

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Jessica's Law refers to the Jessica Lunsford Act passed in Florida and proposed as a federal law.[1] It is named in memory of nine-year old Jessica Lunsford, who was abducted, sexually assaulted and then buried alive by John Evander Couey.[2] The law mandates a minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum of life in prison for first-time child sex offenders. So far, 33 states have enacted all or some of the law.

References

  1. Florida Senate: House 1877: Relating to Jessica Lunsford Act
  2. NBC6: Sex Offender Charged With Murder

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See Also

Megan's Law

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