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PA House Approves Tougher Institutional Sex Assault Law

wnpv_politicsThe Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a bill that would provide stiffer penalties for school employees who engage in sex acts with students over the age of 16. Under current law they can be charged only with a misdemeanor offense of corrupting minors.  The bill’s primary sponsor, Montgomery County State Representative Todd Stephens, says it would make such contact a felony under the institutional sex assault law, and it goes beyond teachers.

“The goal is to ensure that when our children are going off to school, regardless of how old they are, they aren’t targets for this kind of sexual behavior by an unscrupulous employee, faculty member, coach, anyone that may come in contact with them.”

He says it would apply even if the student is legally an adult.

“Certainly they could be 18 and maybe even 19 – anyone who’s attending high school, because to me it’s about the status.  We need to maintain the authority that teachers, coaches and guidance counselors have over students, and in order to maintain that hierarchy you cannot permit sexual activity between folks of those different statuses.”

He says students deserve more protection.

“They have enough they’re dealing with day to day as they’re trying to make it through school and work towards graduation and whatever they’re going to do beyond school.  The last thing they really need is the person who’s grading their papers preying on them sexually and putting those students in a position where they think that they really don’t have a choice about their actions.”

Stephens headed the Sex Crimes Unit in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office for several years, and he says the idea came from his former colleague, Assistant DA Kate McGill.  The bill still needs state senate approval and the governor’s signature before it becomes law.
WNPV AM 1440 Saturday morning was a beautiful time for WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown! We gave away over $4,000 in prizes including three Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg. Saturday's Grand Prize winners were: Philip Schanz of Lansdale, Elaine Waters of Horsham, and Gloria Woodland of Lansdale. Maybe you'll win the Grand Prize at our next one!
WNPV AM 1440 Did you miss this week's "Regarding Your Money" show with George Toth? If so, you MUST tune in to "Chestnut Investment Attitudes" on Saturday at 9:10 AM! George has a very special guest, Michael Morsch, and they discuss the music of the 1970s! A very different show than usual ... so be sure to check it out at 1440 AM!
WNPV AM 1440 Make your plans today to attend WNPV's next Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11 AM, at Cardinal Camera, on northbound Route 309 at the Route 313/663 intersection, in Quakertown! We are giving away almost $4,000 in prizes including Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park! We're getting down to the end of our run so take advantage of this opportunity to win your share! Plus, you'll get to meet Barry Papiernik, host of "The BuxMont Business Journal" heard Mondays on WNPV-1440 AM.
WNPV AM 1440 Did you win tickets to see ZZ Top at Musikfest in Bethlehem at one of WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways? If so, you must call me ASAP. ZZ Top has cancelled their concert and Musikfest is making other tickets available as replacements but I must make the arrangements immediately before the other concerts are sold out. Call me (Linda) at 215-855-8211 and give me the seat numbers of your tickets. We will talk about the available options when you call.
WNPV AM 1440 Tomorrow is the third Saturday of July and that means that you should tune to 1440 AM at 11 AM for Mike Bruckner and "Premium Coverage!" This week he has a special guest ... Lawrence Merkel who was a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WNPV AM 1440 Be sure to tune in to 1440 AM tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 AM for "Real Simple Retirement," a new program featuring Mark Kemp and Todd Little of Kemp-Harvest Financial in Harleysville.

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