It is becoming all too common, almost routine: Day after day the news media reports another tragic story of a young child's abduction, abuse and murder. Each and every grisly discovery of unspeakable acts committed against the most vulnerable among us fills us with outrage, disbelief, and a desire to do more. These heinous crimes deserve the highest priority on our national agenda. We need to act now to save another child from becoming a victim.
Stop Child Predators has launched a federal and state-by-state campaign to educate and inform the public about concrete policy changes that will enhance public safety by protecting America's children from sexual predators.
"Jessie's Dad" is an award-winning, hour-long documentary that follows Mark Lunsford's evolution from victim to child advocate. A twice-convicted sexual predator murdered Lunsford's 9-year-old daughter Jessica in 2005. To honor Jessica's memory and prevent future tragedies, 46 states have now passed Jessica's Law, which requires mandatory minimum sentences and electronic monitoring for convicted sex offenders.
Named Best Documentary at the 2011 ITN Distribution Film and New Media Festival in Los Angeles, "Jessie's Dad" is now on iTunes and Google Play. The film has won prestigious honors such as the CINE Special Jury and Direct Cinema Outstanding Documentary awards.