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March 6, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Bill Targets Child Predators
(2007-03-21)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Persons convicted of using a computer to solicit a child could end up losing their computer, their house and their car.

The House voted 94-to-0 yesterday (Tuesday) to pass a bill that would provide for forfeiture of property of those convicted of soliciting a child by computer.

Democratic Representative Lea Fite of Jacksonville said the bill is aimed at people who use the Internet to find children and then try to arrange meetings with them for sexual reasons.

Several legislators expressed concern the measure might cause a wife to lose her home because her husband was soliciting children on the computer without her knowledge.

Fite said the home wouldn't be taken in that case if the woman didn't know about the crime. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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