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This week we have Polly Franks, founder of the Franks Foundation - an organization created to protect children from sexual predators.
Polly Franks has lived through every parent's worst nightmare. On a cold October night in 1995, she learned that her two daughters (ages 8 and 9) had been attacked by a trusted neighbor and family friend. This "friend" turned out to be a convicted serial predator from the state of Texas; a man who years earlier had become known as San Antonio's "Ski Mask Rapist."
Polly's story has been told in major magazine publications, newspapers and she has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs. She has lobbied on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. on behalf of tougher sex offender laws and testified before Congress. She has lobbied for the "Children's Safety Act of 2005," the "Amber Alert Act" and the "Victims' Rights Act." In her home state of Virginia, she lobbied for the "Safe Kids Initiative," which has been called the toughest sex offender legislation in the nation.
It's good to talk.