The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Broden’s SB 363, on child molesting. This bill defines “dangerous sexually transmitted disease” and increases the penalty for child molesting from a Level 3 felony to a Level 1 felony if the offense results in the transmission of a dangerous sexually transmitted disease. An amendment adopted by consent denies guardianship to anyone that commits a Level 1 or 2 felony. Testimony was heard from someone whose son was infected with a sexually transmitted disease by a sexual molester. A representative of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council testified in support. The amended bill passed 10-0.
Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/363.