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December 28, 2011 11:36 AM

Missouri bill would enact punishments for failure to report sexual abuse

A Missouri senator has proposed legislation that would require anyone who witnesses child sexual abuse to report it to authorities. Sen. Eric Schmitt told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his proposed legislation would make failing to report child sex abuse a misdemeanor with a punishment of up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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