Sex crimes against children; mandatory minimum term of confinement for certain offenses. (HB1252)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from 22 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Leo Wardrup (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex crimes; penalties. Requires a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 25 years for the following offenses: sexual intercourse with a child under 13 years of age, sodomy of a child under 13 years of age, and object sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age. The bill also provides that for those offenses and for abduction with intent to defile and abduction of a child under 16 years of age for immoral purposes if the term of confinement is less than life imprisonment, the judge shall impose, in addition to any active sentence, a suspended sentence of no less than 40 years and that the suspended sentence shall be suspended for the remainder of the defendant's life. Where the conviction is for sexual intercourse, sodomy or object sexual penetration involving a child under 13 years of age, any probationary period must include at least three years of active supervision under a postrelease supervision program operated by the Department of Corrections with a minimum of three years of electronic GPS (Global Positioning System) monitoring. In any case where a defendant is convicted of abduction, rape, carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years of age, sodomy, object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, or indecent liberties, and some portion of the sentence is suspended, the period of suspension must be at least equal to the statutory maximum period for which the defendant might originally have been sentenced to be imprisoned and the defendant must be placed on probation for that period of suspension. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061233332
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB1252)
02/06/2006Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB846-Albo)