A Tri-State sheriff is working to keep children safe from repeat sexual predators like the ones making news in Florida.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is teaming up with Ohio State Representative Courtney Combs of Fairfield to draft a proposed law that would be, they say, the ultimate way to track sex offenders. It goes well beyond ankle monitoring bracelets and microchips.
Sheriff Jones tells FOX19, "I'm taking a very strong stance. I sent this letter to the state representative, who submitted to me a letter the following day, that he's working on a bill to try to get it through the legislation to where there'd be a life sentence without parole."
Representative Combs has told the sheriff it will be a tough law to get passed, but he says there's no reason not to try.
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