Dayton signs 'Jacob's Law'

The governor has signed a law that requires that both parents be notified if their child is a possible victim of abuse. The old law required that only one parent be notified. A mother from Clara City fought for the law after her son was sexually abused by a neighbor. Police notified her ex-husband, but she did not learn about the abuse until years later.
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The governor has signed a law that requires that both parents be notified if their child is a possible victim of abuse. The old law required that only one parent be notified. A mother from Clara City fought for the law after her son was sexually abused by a neighbor. Police notified her ex-husband, but she did not learn about the abuse until years later.

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