Iowa's legislature to hear several sex crime bills this week

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DES MOINES, Iowa (WOWT) -- There's a busy week ahead in Iowa’s capitol. The legislature plans to hear several sex crime bills this week.

The Iowa Judicial Branch Building, which holds Iowa's Supreme Court, in Des Moines (Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Ctjf83 / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Among them, a strict new penalty for continuous sexual abuse of a child that could land a felon in a 50-year sentence.

Another bill would get rid of the statute of limitations when it comes to reporting first, second, and third-degree sex abuse.

If approved, victims would be able to seek criminal charges or civil action at any time.

Another bill would also expand the criminal offense of indecent exposure.