Task force created to prevent child sex abuse recommends changes in Missouri laws

(41 ACTION NEWS KSHB-TV) Missouri lawmakers announced Thursday new recommendations to state laws which they hope will better prevent and protect children from sexual abuse.

A Missouri Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children prepared a report on its year-long study.  Dr. Jim Anderst is a child abuse pediatrician and a member of the task force.

“In the end preventing sexual abuse of your child is the parents responsibility, so what I like to tell parents; they have to be careful who they leave their child with,” Anderst said.

The panel, which included legislators, advocates and school officials, was created under the 2011 state law, Erin’s Law.




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