ATLANTA (AP) – A Republican lawmaker wants to allow prosecutors to bring charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children.
Rep. B.J. Pak of Lilburn filed a bill Tuesday called “Caylee Anthony’s Law.” It was inspired by the acquittal last year in Florida of Casey Anthony on murder charges.
In June 2008, Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter was last seen at the Orlando home the mother shared with family members. Anthony spent the next month claiming the child was with an imaginary nanny.
Pak’s proposal would also change the penalties for concealing the death of another person. Similar proposals have surfaced in more than a dozen states.