Our children need our help. We have all seen in the Daily Press the last few days about several child abuse cases and have seen guilty verdicts.
But I bet you don't realize that in the last case of the little 4 year old that the difference between guilty of first degree (10-15 years) and second degree the time in prison goes down to 2-4. Do we think that our children are only worth 2-4 years out of an abusers life.
How many years will this child suffer? Lesser crimes for non-abusive crimes get more time. Our children deserve better. Write your congressmen to tell them to change the sentencing for second degree child abuse to show the abusers that abuse of our kids will not go lightly.
Mary Ann Nelson