A change to child predator laws sign now

As citizens of the State of Michigan, we believe the sentencing guidelines for those who kidnap, sexually molest, and/or kill children, (any person age 17 and under) are entirely too lenient.

Megans Law was enacted because we as a society recognize that those who prey on children can not be fixed. It is a compulsion that even those at the top of the psychology field have yet to truly understand. There is no cure.

As citizens of Michigan, we are tired of hearing about child predators being released back onto our streets so that they may re-offend.

For example, Kenneth Parnell was sentenced to seven years for the kidnapping and sexual abuse of Steven Staynor. He served only five years before being released. In 2003, Kenneth Parnell was arrested once again for trying to buy a child.

He is only one of many examples.

Ideally, we would like to see all child predators sentenced to no less than life in prison without the possibility for parole. However, we understand that changes like that will probably never happen.

As a result, we, the undersigned, demand our state legislators vote into law the following realistic changes to the sentencing guidelines:

Child Kidnapping: 25 years to life

Child Molestation: 25 years to life with a minimum of 25 years to be served before becoming eligible for parole. Paroled offenders are to remain on parole for the entirety of their remaining years of life. A 2nd criminal conviction for any offense against a child will result in an automatic sentence of life with out parole.

1st degree murder of a child: Will automatically be a capital offense. This will also include any death of a child as the result of abuse and/or neglect. Conviction will result in a minimum sentence of life without parole and a maximum sentence of death.

Child Rape: Mandatory life without parole.

Child Pornography:
1. Distribution: 25 years to life
2. Simple possession with no intent to distribute: minimum sentence of 15 years.

Children are our most precious resources and require our protection. It is time that predators are stopped from escalating their crimes and re-offending. There is no crime greater than a crime against a child and it is time that the punishments start to fit the severity of the crimes.

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 November 2015100. Lisa M
    mother of 4 & step mother of 4 18 years and older yes
  • 09 November 201599. Meghan R
    I want this law to pass, this issue makes me sick. I had this happen to a child in my family and the man was set free. In result to this the childs mother killed herself feeling that she was a failure of a mother in protecting her child. PLEASE HELP OUR C
  • 03 November 201598. Donna T
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 201597. Tina W
    victim of molestation 18 years and older 23
  • 22 August 201596. Diana Jg
    I support this petition
  • 22 July 201595. Jose Stout
    I support this petition
  • 04 July 201594. Fdhardiman Faulkner
    I support this petition
  • 20 June 201593. Denise T
    Get this passed now. 18 years and older 46 Political Affiliation Conservative
  • 11 April 201592. Julie M
    I support this petition
  • 22 July 201491. Tami T
    I support this petition
  • 15 July 201490. Trina G
    I support this petition
  • 02 July 201489. John Markk
    I love my children. I mean I really love my children. There's nothing I like better than curling up beside my daughter and slowly pulling her little panties to just under her ass. Then I start fingering her. The little coo's that come from here make me we
  • 30 June 201488. Andriana Mcbride
    i totally agree with this petiton 17 years and younger yes
  • 03 March 201487. Jason S
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 201386. Rebecca R
    I agree that this current law needs to be changed. These predators deserve to be punished greatly for their crimes!
  • 26 July 201385. David M
    This should already be the laws, or even more harsh. This could save childrens's lives, why should anyone who preys on a child have any thing less than stated in this petition? 18 years and older yes 06-18-79 17 years and younger no
  • 04 July 201384. Joseph L
    I support this petition
  • 27 June 201383. Dixie W
    I agree with all of the above in this petition and that it should not only happen in Michigan but in the rest of the US as well! 18 years and older 25
  • 23 May 201382. Barbara Vanh
    Please change our child predator laws
  • 19 November 201281. Ronna T
    I support this petition
  • 30 July 201280. Lee K
    Please pass this bill so I do not worry so much about sending my kids out to play or to school or on the computer .It is a sad fact that i can not leave my kids alone for 5 minutes without worrying about the dangers that lurk out there these days even in
  • 19 June 201279. Karalee Js
    lets change the future for our children, the U.S. future. Political Affiliation Military.
  • 09 June 201278. Candise Af
    i totally think this should have gone into affect along time ago...thank you! 18 years and older i am 23
  • 14 March 201277. Christine G
    I support this petition
  • 20 February 201276. Teri Anneb
    PLEASE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!
  • 18 February 201275. Amanda W
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 201274. Billie L
    Also, please remove the statute of limitations from child sexual abuse, so adult victims can prosecute when they are finally able to come to terms with their abuse!! 18 years and older yes

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