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WI AG, Republicans Introduce Child Abuse Legislation

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Wisconsin State Capitol

MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and a group of Republican legislators have proposed a package of bills designed to crack down on child abusers.

Schimel and the Republicans introduced four bills during a news conference Tuesday.

One bill would give victims of sexual assault, human trafficking or child abuse the right to have a victim advocate accompany them during examinations and interviews with police.

Another bill would require social service agencies to report any instances of child abuse or neglect to police.

The remaining two bills would make repeated acts of physical abuse to a child or child neglect formal crimes.

Schimel also announced he plans to designate an assistant attorney general as a child abuse resource prosecutor who would assist local district attorneys in child abuse cases.