Governor Proposes Tougher Law for Sex Offenders
Laramie, Wy – Governor Freudenthal is proposing a bill requiring sex offenders who target children to get life in prison without parole after their second conviction.
Attorney General Pat Crank is scheduled to present draft legislation to the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee in Cheyenne on Monday.
Current law imposes a life sentence upon a third conviction.
Casper criminal defense lawyer Mike Krampner says the proposal threatens to strip the state's judges of discretion about the appropriate sentence for each convict.