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Florida strengthening laws to protect children from sexual predators
FLORIDA -- A sexual abuse survivor is applauding state law makers for how far they have come in strengthening the law to protect children from predators.
Lauren Book was repeatedly assaulted a dozen years ago by her nanny.
She has worked tirelessly for legislative reform, even visiting the prison that holds sexually violent predators.
She says she is proud of the legislative leaders for swiftly passing sweeping legislation to strengthen Florida's process for civilly committing sexually violent predators.
"And talk about can these individuals be cured? Are our streets safe with these sexually violent predators out there? And the answer was no, what we can do is mediate some of their triggers, but no these individuals can't be cured."
The legislation is expected to be on the governor's desk tomorrow.