Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Promises about Children on Bob-O-Meter

Increase penalty for sexual battery of children

McDonnell will elevate sexual battery, when the crime is committed by force or where the offender is an adult and the victim is three years younger, to a Class 6 felony.

Seek adult trials for violent youths

McDonnell will propose expanding the juvenile transfer statute to require juveniles charged with repeat violent felonies to be tried as adults in circuit court.