Penn State University

Child Sex Abuse
5:29 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Task Force Releases 22 Recommendations For Fighting Sex Abuse Of Children

A task force set up to combat sexual abuse of children releases its recommendations the week before the start of Missouri's 2013 legislative session.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A task force has released its recommendations on combatting sexual abuse of children in Missouri.

There are 22 recommendations in all.  They include requiring people who are legally obligated to report sex abuse incidents to directly contact the state’s Children’s Division, instead of just reporting incidents to superiors within their own organizations.  That particular recommendation will be sponsored by State Representative Marsha Haefner (R, Oakville).

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Mo. AG Koster
5:46 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Koster wants to expand child sex abuse reporting requirement to all Missourians

(Official Portrait, Missouri Attorney General's office)

Attorney General Chris Koster (D) wants Missouri lawmakers to beef up state law regarding child sexual abuse, in light of the scandal currently surrounding Penn State University.

Koster says right now in Missouri, only teachers, doctors, clergy and certain other professions are required to report child sex abuse to the authorities.

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