Christie signs Jessica Lunsford Act into law; legislation toughens sex offender sentences

Sex offenders will now face tougher prison sentences

Sex offenders will now face tougher prison sentences thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie Monday. (June 2, 2014 5:49 PM)

Sex offenders will now face tougher prison sentences thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie Monday.

The Jessica Lunsford Act, named after a 13-year-old who was raped and murdered in 2005, means anyone who is convicted of abusing a child younger than 13 will go to prison for 25 years without parole.

"Today we're ensuring justice is served," Christie says. "It will hopefully...

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