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25-year Mandatory Min. Reinstated for Convictions of Child Sex Abuse

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Excellence in Voting                    April 16, 2019




A bill to increase the mandatory minimum sentence for a number of sex crimes when the victim is younger than 12 passed the state House on third reading Wednesday.

State law dictates a 100-year prison sentence for incest, sexual abuse and sexual intercourse without consent when the offender is 18 or older and the victim is younger than 12. Senate Bill 155 carried by Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings, mandates that the first 25 years be served without possibility of parole or suspension, up from the 10 years currently set in state law.


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