State Rep. Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) filed a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly Tuesday which he says will close a loophole that grants parental and visitation rights to convicted rapists if they seek those rights.
Kentucky is one of 34 states that has no protection for rape victims who become mothers as a result of the rape, Keene said.
Keene said he found out that Kentucky had no such law last summer when he read about a Massachusetts case of a 14-year-old rape victim dealing with this issue in the courts.
All sixteen state senators and representatives from the Northern Kentucky area are inviting citizens to a Feb. 2 meeting in Erlanger to hear what issues they want the Kentucky legislature to deal with this year.
The Northern Kentucky Legislation Caucus meeting will run from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Erlanger City Building, 505 Commonwealth Avenue.