Gov. wants longer sentences for those convicted of first-degree sex crimes
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to double some sex offender sentences, the latest in a series of related moves over the years.
Under the plan the Republican governor announced Tuesday, a first-degree sex offender would receive a sentence of at least 25 years, compared to the current 12- year sentence.
The governor's plan, however, received mixed reaction from a group of key Democratic lawmakers.
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