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TX Two-Strikes Child Sex Offender Bill Passes House:  According to a report from Glenn Evans of the News-Journal,  House Bill 1302, a two-strikes bill for child sex offenders, passed unanimously in the Texas House, Tuesday. If the bill becomes law sex offenders convicted of sexual violence against children under age 14 would be sentenced to life in prison without parole upon second offense. The measure will also prohibit-first time offenders from holding job positions where it is determined they may interact with children.

L.A. Compliance Checks Result in Arrests, Discovery of Violations: 
CBSLA reports on a three-week compliance check operation in Los Angeles which resulted in the arrests of 21 probationers, all with sex crimes on their records. The 137 checks also found children present at a residence where an offender convicted of sexual offense against children was living. Additionally computers, phones, and drugs were seized during the operation. Probation Department Assistant Chief Margarita Perez says over 61 percent of probationers are high risk to very high risk; Only one to two percent are assessed as low risk. Perez states that the figures are contrary to the situation presented by the media.


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