Lawmakers Target Child Sex Predators

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Tougher sanctions on child molesters and rapists have been endorsed by a state House committee.

The legislation calls for a minimum 25-year sentence for first-degree criminal sexual conduct against a child by an adult.

Once offenders are released from prison, they would be required to be electronically tracked with the use of global positioning system technology.

The bills now go to the full House for its consideration.

The House committee heard from victims of sex crimes against children before voting.

Among those testifying was Mark Lunsford of Florida.

He has traveled the nation pushing for tougher laws since his daughter was sexually assaulted and killed about a year ago.