An 87 year-old woman was sexually assaulted at knifepoint in Waukesha, a community already reeling from tragedy. This case should result in the first use of a law that I authored to increase penalties for sexual assault against the elderly, and this heinous crime clearly calls for the full force of the law.

A companion bill which would expedite justice in cases of crimes committed against the elderly awaits action in the Assembly, and I call on my colleagues there to send it to the governor.

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