COLUMBUS—State Representatives Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) will host a press conference on Wednesday, August 23 to give a briefing on legislation to update importuning penalties in the Ohio Revised Code. The bipartisan bill seeks to correct an oversight in current law that allows those convicted of importuning, or soliciting a minor for sex over the internet, to receive little to no prison time when they are sentenced. The bill passed out of the House of Representatives as House Bill 405 last General Assembly by a vote of 95-0. The representatives will also be joined by officials from the law enforcement community who have been instrumental in supporting the legislation.
WHO:              State Representatives Tim Schaffer and Kent Smith
                       Members from Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Cuyahoga County
                       Village of Baltimore Police Department

WHERE:          Harding Press Room
                      Ohio Statehouse, Room 109
                      1 Capitol Square
                      Columbus, OH 43215

WHEN:            Wednesday, August 23 at 2:00pm

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