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Gov. asks for longer sentences

Published 02/10/2010, Worthington Daily Globe

Pawlenty to lengthen sex offender penalties
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 12 years now.

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