State Assemblyman Joel Miller (R-Poughkeepsie) says the two recent incidents of women being attacked near colleges in Poughkeepsie points up the need for tougher penalties against those who commit violent sexual crimes.
“These monsters need to be put behind bars where they belong,” he said.
“It’s a matter of saying sometimes you have to warehouse these people,” he said. “You can provide them with any kind of mental health counseling; you can do anything you want if it makes you feel less guilty about putting them away. These people, like hunters, should not be allowed to prey on innocent people.”
Miller said the state needs to enact Jessica’s Law to mandate 25 year minimum sentences for violent sex offenders, create a computer sex crime with felony implications, and resolve issues with civil confinement so sex offenders can be removed from area neighborhoods.