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Bill looks to increase penalties for sexual aggression against a child

AUGUSTA - A new bill submitted in the Maine legislature proposes to increase the penalty for sexual aggression against a child.

This was initiated after an incident in Bath when a man allegedly exposed himself to a few underage girls near the town's library.

 

Senator Eloise Vitelli, D-Sagadahoc, said "This bill is an effort to raise the penalty, to make it a clear message. That this kind of behavior at any age is unacceptable and we should do whatever we can to deter and prevent this kind of behavior from happening."

 

The bill is meant to elevate the current punishment, giving the judge and prosecutors the opportunity to increase the penalty for a repeat offender.