06 Jun: Codey/Gordon Bill To Crack Down On Attempted Child Abductions Gains Committee Approval

TRENTON – Legislation authored by Senator Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) and Senator Bob Gordon (D-Bergen/Passaic) that would set tougher penalties for attempted child abductions gained the approval of a Senate committee on Thursday. The senators acted in response to an increase in reported “child luring” in New Jersey.

“The abduction of a child is one of the most horrendous crimes that can be committed and protecting our children is one of the most sacred responsibilities we have,” said Senator Codey. “Tougher penalties will send a clear message to pedophiles and to anyone else who would harm or attempt to abduct a child that they will be dealt with severely. Now, if you lure, you go to jail.”

25 Oct: Codey Introduces Legislation To Crack Down On Attempted Child Abductions

TRENTON – Responding to the recent increase in attempted child luring cases statewide, Senator Richard J. Codey today introduced legislation to enhance penalties for convictions of attempted child abductions.

“The recent spike in child luring reports in the state has shaken residents across New Jersey. This will send a message that we will not stand by and allow our communities to be terrorized by pedophiles or anyone else seeking to cause our children harm. If you lure, you will be sure to go to jail,” said Senator Codey (D-Essex and Morris). “Strengthening our laws by increasing penalties will deter offenders and better protect children in our neighborhoods against a potential abduction.”