COLUMBUS—State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today announced passage of legislation that would increase the jail time for sexual imposition when the offender has three or more previous convictions of sexual imposition or another qualifying sex offense. The need for the legislation arose after a serial offender, arrested ten times for approaching women in public places and groping them, assaulted another woman after being released from jail.

Substitute House Bill 96 adds a third penalty tier to the offense of sexual imposition, which is generally a third degree misdemeanor for first-time offenders, punishable with no more than 60 days in jail. However, under the legislation, offenders who have previously been convicted of three or more qualifying sex offenses can be charged with a first degree misdemeanor, punishable with up to a year of jail time. Qualifying sexual offenses include: sexual imposition, rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and gross sexual imposition.

In response to a parallel issue, the substitute bill also increases the penalty for disorderly conduct involving involuntary intoxication when the offender has previously been convicted of the offense three or more times.

“Ensuring the safety, both physical and mental, of all of Ohio’s citizens has been my highest priority here at the Ohio House,” said Rep. Anielski. “I am proud to continue to work to ensure safety and security across the entire state.”

Substitute House Bill 96 passed with bipartisan support and now awaits consideration by the Ohio Senate.

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