State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) introduced legislation that would expand penalties for voyeurism and sexual misconduct in cases involving impaired persons, regardless of age.


House Bill 439 would amend the Ohio Revised Code to include an impaired person as a victim of voyeurism.  The bill also includes the conduct involving an impaired person within equal offenses of pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor, and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance. 


“The legislation is a common sense bill that would greater protect thousands of innocent Ohioans,” Rep. Anielski said.  “Including impaired persons in these protections allows our state to stand up for those who may not be able to defend themselves.  At the end of the day, it is our job to be a voice for all Ohioans.”


House Bill 440 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

 
 
 
  
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