Mo. Lawmaker Targets Military Sex Offenders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (AP) __ Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler
wants to bar some sex offenders from being buried in national
cemeteries.
Hartzler says her legislation would prevent military veterans
convicted of sexual abuse of children from being buried in
Arlington National Cemetery. It also would bar them from other
national or state veterans’ cemeteries and prevent them from
receiving certain funeral honors.
A spokesman for the U.S. House member says the legislation was
filed Friday and has 38 co-sponsors.
Hartzler, a Republican, says she came up with the idea from a
town hall forum in Osceola where a constituent described how her
father had sexually abused her yet was buried with honor in a
national cemetery. Hartzler is calling the bill the “Hallowed
Grounds Act.”
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