GOP Bill Raises Federal Minimum for Child Abusers to Include Death Penalty: ‘You Can’t Rehabilitate a Predator’

Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) has just dropped the hammer on child abusers with a new bill that seeks to raise the federal minimum punishments for convicted predators.

The congresswoman is slated to introduce the new legislation this week that targets pedophiles and child sex traffickers.

The bill would raise the federal minimum punishments for such offenses to the death penalty or life in prison.

“One of my big platforms has been: how do you combat child trafficking, just with everything happening in our country?” Luna said during an interview with Fox News.

“And it seems like there’s been this obviously massive issue here in the states with consumption of whether it’s child pornography and/or just attacks really on kids.

“And in honor of sexual assault prevention month, we actually want to introduce legislation.”

The legislation is called the “No Repeat Child Sex Offenders Act.”

The bill would amend a U.S. code that states anyone who “knowingly transports any individual in interstate or foreign commerce” to engage in prostitution or sexual activity “shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.”

It seeks to strike the language that an offender be “imprisoned not more than 10 years or both.”

The punishment would be replaced with stronger penalties and the language would state: “and punished by death or imprisoned for life.”

“It’s absurd to me, not only as a new mom, but also if you just look at some of the federal statutes, that there’s not more strict punishments for people that are doing this,” Luna said.

The Florida congresswoman expressed concerns echoed by the American people across the country, asserting that she believes child predators cannot be rehabilitated and would re-offend when they are released back on the streets.

“I have the firm belief, which I think many of my colleagues also hold, that you can’t rehabilitate a predator,” Luna said.

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“And so we have to increase the federal minimums.

“And as you see, it’s pretty simple text.

“It’s maybe a page and a half, but it will increase the federal minimums to death penalty or life in prison.”

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which works to reduce the likelihood of sexual abuse.

Luna said that in addition to her commonsense bill raising the federal minimum for abusers of children, she’s also introducing legislation that would increase the federal minimum for rape to 30 years.

She is also introducing another bill that increases the penalties for those in possession of child pornography.

“I am also introducing a bill this week regarding rape,” Luna said in a post on X.

“It is absurd that rapists can get off after a few years of ‘good’ behavior after destroying lives.

“I will also be asking to increase the federal minimum.”

Luna’s bills come as some cities and states, such as California or New York, have seen an increase in prostitution in broad daylight on bustling streets.

Experts have previously warned the immigration crisis and lax laws have likely caused the spike in brazen prostitution, which also often includes human trafficking and the trafficking of children.

Luna said her bill raising the penalties against child sexual assault includes so-called “Johns” who hire underage girls.

“Anyone who is even going to consider exploiting someone like this – and you can’t tell me that they don’t know that these people are trafficked or that they don’t know that that’s a young child – but the fact is, is that, if you’re knowingly doing this, you have to be held accountable,” she said.

“It’s pretty black and white,” she said.

Luna compared rape to murder, saying the assault of a child destroys the victim’s life, as well as the lives of family members.

She’s hopeful Democrats will join her in passing the bill, calling it a nonpartisan effort.

However, some Democrats might not agree with the legislation due to opposition to the death penalty.

“I think that this does speak to a deeper issue, in that, whether it’s issues of rape or molestation that, you know, it destroys people’s lives, and it’s something that they carry with them for the rest of the time that they’re adults. And so it can impact people, and we should be thinking of this very seriously,” she said.

Luna will introduce the bills on Thursday in the House.

“I think that if you’re really about protecting children… you have to have strict laws.

“And that’s exactly why we’ve introduced it.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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