- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A bill that toughens penalties for those convicted of voyeurism crimes in Connecticut is moving through the General Assembly.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 145-0 in favor of the legislation, which also extends the statute of limitations if a victim discovers a recording of their image later. Someone could be prosecuted five years after the image was discovered.

The bill awaits Senate action.

Rep. Rosa Rebimbas of Naugatuck supported the bill. She said “as technology moves forward, we certainly need to make sure that our laws are updated.”

Under current law, voyeurism is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Under the bill, it’s a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, if the victim is under age 16.

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