Children who are the targets of abuse or sex crimes will have greater protections in the legal system, under a series of bills signed into law by Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday.
The bills, signed during stops in Green Bay, Wausau, and Waukesha, include creating a new crime for repeatedly abusing a child, expanding the legal definition of child sex trafficking, and requiring the Department of Children and Families to improve the way it handles abuse and neglect cases involving children with disabilities. Walker also signed legislation that changes reporting requirements for missing children and that places limits on the types of nude photos of children parents or legal guardians can possess.
“We will continue to take steps to help those victims who are very young and often cannot speak for themselves,” Walker said in a statement.
The governor signed the bills during stops in Green Bay, Wausau, and Waukesha.
Affiliate WTAQ contributed to this report.