Legislation that ensures stronger penalties against  individuals who repeatedly commit sex crimes has been signed into law today.

The new law, signed by Governor Cuomo puts harsher penalties on criminals who commit certain sex crimes on multiple occasions during a ten-year period.

"Persistent sexual abuse is a crime that should be met with the strongest of penalties," Governor Cuomo said. "This new law makes New York safer and stronger for all by ensuring that repeat sexual offenders are met with the appropriate punishments. I thank the law's sponsors for their work on this important issue."


The law excludes time spent in prison from the ten-year period so that individuals who continually commit sex crimes are held fully responsible for their actions.