February 19, 2008 3:24 PM
We know where you are
The father of a 9-year-old Florida girl who was raped and murdered by a convicted sex offender will be in Colorado Wednesday to lend his support for a bill that tracks certain sex offenders.
Mark Lunsford backs House Bill 1219, which requires some sex offenders who are released on parole or sentenced to probation to be subject to global position monitoring.
The bill, by Rep. Bob Gardener, R-Colorado Springs, is scheduled to be heard Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee.
Lunsford will join Gardner and Stacie Rumenap, with Stop Child Predators, at a news conference at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Capitol’s west foyer.
Jessica Lunsford was abducted from her home in Homosassa, Fla., on Feb. 27, 2005. A judge last year sentenced her killer, John Couey, 47, to death. Mark Lunsford fought for tougher legislation to track sex offenders, which led to Jessica’s Law. Among other things, it requires tighter restrictions on sex offenders.