Crimes against children are prevalent and prosecution at the state levels are not deterring those that are committing these crimes. We need to make crimes against children punishable at the federal level thus making them eligible for the death penalty, even in states that do not have capital punishment. These crimes should include kidnapping where the child is taken either in the same state or to a different state, possession of child pornography, molestation, rape and murder of children. Those that are being prosecuted at the federal level for these crimes should not be allowed to plead down to a lesser, state level crime to avoid capital punishment. Our children are our greatest asset and criminals are taking them at an alarming rate. We can not, nor should we put up with this any longer!