Each weekday from Tuesday, April 5, 2022, until Friday, April 15, 2022, I will be providing a reason why Ohioians should contact their state legislators to request that they vote against SB 288, a terrible piece of legislation that its sponsors claim is a “criminal justice reform bill,” when in reality, it is simply a “soft-on-crime bill” that will encourage criminal activity rather than deter it.
CHILD RAPE: REASON #2 to Oppose Senate Bill 288
SOFT ON CRIME – CODDLING CRIMINALS
Child rapists will be allowed to claim ignorance as a defense when raping children under the age of 13. Currently, the State must prove that the victim was under the age of 13. The new law would require the State to prove the Defendant’s knowledge of the victim’s age.
As crime continues to rise, our legislature has proposed Senate Bill 288 – over 1800 pages of so called “reform.” Contact your legislators and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 288.
Contact your legislators at: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislators/district-maps .