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Annual Reports: Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2008 - An Act Further Protecting Children

The following reports were prepared in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2008, "An Act Further Protecting Children." This legislation made the following changes to the offense structure in Massachusetts:

  • Created three new crimes:

    • Indecent A&B on Child, Aggravated

    • Rape of Child, Aggravated

    • Rape of Child with Force, Aggravated 

  • Broadened the subsequent offender provisions for three crimes:

    • Indecent A&B on Child, Subsequent

    • Rape of Child, Subsequent

    • Rape of Child with Force, Subsequent 

  • Established six new mandatory sentencing provisions:

    • Indecent A&B on Child, Aggravated

    • Rape of Child, Aggravated

    • Rape of Child with Force, Aggravated

    • Indecent A&B on Child, Subsequent

    • Rape of Child, Subsequent

    • Rape of Child with Force, Subsequent

These reports provide the Joint Committee on the Judiciary with the information required relative to the prosecution and disposition of these offenses.

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