Sen. Marvin Riegsecker, R-Goshen, introduced this bill that would have made confidential information about minors contained in law enforcement records, including accident reports. It also would have made it a criminal offense if someone, such as a reporter, tried to obtain information identifying the children. The bill was filed at the request of the Elkhart Sheriff’s Department in response to a situation where an incarcerated child molester wrote letters to two 14-year-old boys who had been passengers in a traffic accident. The bill died for lack of a floor vote in the Senate.
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