Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: March 9, 2006
Sen. Charlie Laster
Laster Amendment Protects Victimized Children
Some children in
Oklahoma are still not safe from sexual predators even
after their attackers have been tried, convicted and
served their time in prison, said Sen. Charlie
Laster, author of an amendment that would prevent
convicted child molesters from moving back into the
home where their victims live.
“Believe it or not, there’s
nothing on the books right now to prevent the perpetrator
from serving his time and then going right back into
the same home where the child victim lives,” said
Laster, D-Shawnee. “This would fix that.”
The Senate voted on Wednesday to accept
Laster’s amendment to Senate Bill 1708, by Sen.
Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, which would also prevent
registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet
of a daycare center.
The Senate voted unanimously to approve
the bill containing Laster’s amendment, sending
the legislation to the Oklahoma House of Representatives
for further consideration.
more information contact:
Senator Laster's Office - (405) 521-5539