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Governor Walker signs Child Abuse, Trafficking Bills

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — 4:56 p.m.

MADISON, WI  –  Gov. Scott Walker has signed six bills designed to curtail child abuse and sex trafficking in Wisconsin.

The bills require the state to develop a procedure for investigating abuse of a disabled child; create the crime of repeated physical abuse of a child; and expand the definition of child sex trafficking to include transporting a child for commercial sex.

The remaining measures require the state, county social services and child welfare agencies to report a missing child to police within eight hours; transfer $1 million from drug enforcement and the state’s crime labs to combat Internet crimes against children; and make parents who photograph nude children for sexual arousal guilty of a felony.

Walker signed the bills Tuesday at various stops at law enforcement facilities around the state.

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016—9:26 a.m.

MADISON, WI  –  Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a half-dozen bills cracking down on child abuse and sex trafficking.

The bills would require the state to develop a procedure for investigating abuse of a disabled child; create the crime of repeated physical abuse of a child; and expand the definition of child sex trafficking to include transporting a child for commercial sex.

The legislation also would require the state, county social services and child welfare agencies to report a missing child to police within eight hours; transfer $1 million from drug enforcement and the state’s crime labs to combat Internet crimes against children; and make parents who photograph nude children for sexual arousal guilty of a felony.

Walker is scheduled to sign the bills Tuesday at various stops around the state