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 May 23, 2005
Bill would make harboring sex offender a crime
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Citing the recent slaying of a Florida girl, one lawmaker is pushing for tougher laws targeting sex offenders.

Senator James Doyle of Pawtucket has introduced legislation that would make harboring a sex offender a crime.

Violators would face up to five years in prison and fines. The legislation comes after nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford was raped and killed by a registered sex offender in Florida.

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