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Targeting online predators: proposed changes to criminal law

Fifty-year-old Gary Newman was sentenced to life in prison in 2010 for the brutal murder of 15-year-old Carly Ryan in 2007. However, Newman committed no crime in posing online as 18-year-old Brandon Kane in order to meet Carly.     Senator Nick Xenophon says that is a gap in the criminal law which he hopes to close with his Private Members Bill, the Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013. Read more...

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