Lawmaker calls for tougher penalties for child luring suspects

EDISON - With police in North Jersey still on the hunt for a man trying to lure kids into his car, one New Jersey lawmaker is calling for action.

State Sen. Richard Codey wants to introduce legislation that would increase prison time for child predators.

"These creeps need to be sent a message that if you engage in this kind of activity, we're going after you," Codey said.

Under the current law, child luring suspects face a minimum of three years in prison, but only if they've been convicted of luring or other sex crimes before.

Codey wants to make sure offenders receive a mandatory five-year sentence if convicted of luring.

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