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Delaware Senate Democrats

ADVISORY: Virtual press conference on legislation to protect Delawareans from sexual predators

May 6, 2022

WHAT: Following several recent cases of sexual misconduct involving Delaware educators, Sen. Nicole Poore on Monday will unveil legislation that will help better protect students from child predators and help police better protect victims from sexual exploitation.

Sponsored by Sen. Poore and Rep. Kim Williams, one bill would expand on Erin’s Law, which, since 2016, has required all publicly funded schools in Delaware to train employees and educate students about personal body safety, sexual abuse and how to maintain appropriate interactions between children and adults, including coaches and volunteers.

A second bill, also sponsored by Sen. Poore and Rep. Williams, would require each school district and charter school to adopt a policy regarding appropriate and inappropriate relationships between students and school employees, contractors, coaches, and volunteers.

A third bill, sponsored by Sen. Poore and Rep. Krista Griffith, would expand the state’s sexual extortion law to include threats meant to compel or induce another person to produce a visual depiction of themselves or someone else in a sexual situation or threats to distribute or otherwise disseminate such depictions.

WHO: Sen. Nicole Poore
Rep. Krista Griffith
Rep. Valerie Longhurst
Attorney General Kathy Jennings
Patricia Dailey Lewis, CEO of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children

WHEN: 1 p.m.
Monday, May 9

WHERE: Click here to join