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Tougher Federal Laws for those who Prey on Kids

By Mike Greco

Williamsville, NY – U.S. Congressman Thomas Reynolds announced new legislation on Monday to help keep children in Western New York safe from sexual predators.

Reynolds highlighted the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. It was recently passed by the Senate and will soon be sent to President Bush for his signature.

The law will improve sex offender registrations and create a D-N-A database. Congressman Reynolds says there will be local education provided to the community.

"I am going to schedule forms in my district. This will provide an opportunity for both local enforcement and others to help educate parents. They will learn how to know what could be going on with the Internet, and things to watch for in the homes with Internet use of children," said Reynolds.

The law would also increase the minimum prison sentences for sexual predators, and make it a criminal offense to exploit children on the Internet.

Reynolds also says local law enforcement agencies will receive grants and the necessary tools to stop sexual predators.