Sex Predator Bill Receives Local Support

Legislation calling on schools to teach children how to resist sex predators has cleared its second hurdle in the House of Delegates. An amended version of the bill which adds a $5 to a fee collected on each conviction of a sex crime in Virginia received an overwhelming vote of support in the Education Committee. A commander of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children task force based in Bedford County told the lawmakers yesterday that an increase in funds would allow the organization to dedicate more officers and pay more funding to agencies to help investigate those types of crimes. The current fee of $10 already funds the operations of the Bedford County ICAC unit and a similar task force in Northern Virginia.

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