Slain Iowa teen's (Kathlyn Shepard) family to push for 1-strike law

Posted: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:00 am
IOWA CITY (AP) – The parents of the 15-year-old Iowa girl who was kidnapped and killed will work with a California nonprofit to push for stricter sentencing and monitoring for sex offenders who target children, the group told The Associated Press on Friday.

Kathlynn Shepard’s parents have called a news conference in Dayton for Saturday with the group supporting Chelsea’s Law, which was passed in California in 2010. The law was named after Chelsea King, a 17-year-old girl who was who was raped and killed by a paroled sex offender after she went for a run in a San Diego park.

Read more: http://www.southwestiowanews.com/council_bluffs/news/other/slain-iowa-teen-s-family-to-push-for--strike/article_41a6112a-d5a7-5a36-a9f1-7b5e55f2450c.html

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