Stop Child Predators Names Stacie D. Rumenap Executive Director

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2006 – Stop Child Predators today announced the appointment of Stacie D. Rumenap as Executive Director. Ms. Rumenap brings with her extensive insight and experience into legislative affairs, and a genuine dedication to ending the sexual exploitation of children.

As executive director, Rumenap will manage the day-to-day operations of Stop Child Predators and will be responsible for developing partnerships and coalitions with similarly motivated organizations; providing guidance and assistance to legislators in all 50 states to bring about legislative change; and working with the federal government on measures intended to increase child safety.

"Sadly, most states don't protect children from sexual predators, and instead, allow criminals back on the streets to commit crimes over and over again," said Rumenap. "Worse yet, statistics show that a gross number of young girls and boys have been raped, abused, and even murdered, often by repeat sex offenders who had been released by authorities after having served short prison sentences."

Rumenap was formerly the Deputy Director for the American Conservative Union, the nation's oldest and largest conservative grassroots issue-advocacy organization. She directed the annual Conservative Political Action Conference and served as one of the group's principal lobbyists. She has also served as the executive director for both U.S. Term Limits and the National Center for Growth, and worked for former Representative Bob Barr (R-Ga.) of the U.S. Congress.

Rumenap currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the America's Future Foundation and the Initiative & Referendum Institute, and holds a leadership position with the Junior League of Washington. She received her M.A. in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and her B.A. in Journalism from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Stop Child Predators is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to establishing penalty enhancements for those found guilty of committing sexual offenses against children; implementing an effective and efficient nationwide sex offender registry; and protecting the rights of crime victims. The organization is an active proponent for the passage of Jessica's Law in all 50 states and at the national level. For more information, contact Stop Child Predators at 202) 234-0090 or online at www.stopchildpredators.org.

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