• BREAKING NEWS Join ABC7 in helping feed the Bay Area's hungry this holiday season -- GIVE #WHEREYOULIVE

State lawmakers delay key vote on "Audrie's Law"

'Audrie's Law' was named for a Saratoga teen who committed suicide after she was sexually assaulted and her ordeal was exposed online.
Lawmakers delayed a key vote Tuesday on a law aimed at stiffening the punishment for minors convicted of sexual assault.

Sponsors call the senate bill "Audrie's Law." it's named for Audrie Pott. The Saratoga High School student committed suicide after being sexually assaulted at a party. The attack was then discussed on social media.

Audrie's Law would impose a two-year sentence on minors convicted of certain sexual offenses.

Some assembly members oppose the longer sentences.

The bill must pass the Assembly by the end of August before it can go to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
Related Topics:
politics sex crimes sex offender sexual assault laws audrie pott crime state capitol Saratoga Sacramento California
(Copyright ©2015 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments