Child abuse registry law heads to Governor Pence's desk

A law that would create an electronic child abuse registry in the state of Indiana is on its way to Governor Mike Pence's desk.

"Kirk's law" was inspired by an Elkhart family whose child died, allegedly at the hands of a babysitter.

Jackie Rolston is facing a battery charge related to the death of Kirk Coleman.

Senate Bill 357 was authored by Senator Carlin Yoder of Middlebury.

The bill would require the Division of State Court Administration to provide Hoosiers with an electronic record of convicted child abusers across the state. It would give employers and families a list of those convicted of child abuse as well as information related to the crime, according to Yoder's office.

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