Harsher penalties for crimes involving children and animals

Harsher penalties for crimes involving children and animals

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Rachel H started this petition to Legislation and

Upon reading the news one day I stumbled upon a article involving a child sex offender. A man who sexually molested a child received a six month jail sentence and three years probation. After reading this I started researching more of these cases only to discover this is not atypical and offenders are receiving minimal punishments in these circumstances. I personally know people who have had lengthier PRISON sentences for nonviolent offenses. Regardless if you are a first offender, or not any heinous act involving a child or animal should be one step under murder. Children and animals are helpless and cannot defend themselves in the same manner a grown person can. Neither situation is ok, however a cowardly crime against an innocent creature should not be taken lightly. To me six months is a slap on the wrist. Any individual that is able to carry out these type of acts once is liable to strike again if the proper punishment is not handed out. Help stop child and animal abuse by signing and sharing!!!

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