Capitol Punishment Proposed for Child Rapists

A Colorado lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make the death penalty available for anyone convicted of violent sexual assault on a child.

Republican Senator Steve Ward wants capital punishment to be an option for first time offenders.

Capital punishment for repeat child rapists is already permitted in South Carolina, Oklahoma, Montana and Texas.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the bill in April.


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