March 7, 2014
CARSON CITY (AP) - Governor Jim Gibbons has signed into law a bill making it easier to prosecute Internet predators who go online to lure someone they think is a child but instead turns out to be a police investigator.
The new law is a reaction to a Nevada Supreme Court ruling against prosecutors in such cases.
Also signed by Gibbons was a measure requiring child welfare agencies to release more information about children in their care who die or are critically injured.
That bill was introduced in response to a study that found 11 children died of abuse while in the protective custody of the Clark County Department of Child and Family Services between 2001 and 2004.
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