Statement from Lauren Book, M.S.Ed., CEO and Founder of Lauren’s Kids, following yesterday’s Florida Supreme Court ruling in McDade v. State:
“Children who are stuck in an abusive situation have so few tools to protect themselves and find a way to escape. Too often, children are not believed when they disclose abuse.
“New technology allows people to document their lives in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. To deny children the ability to prove that what they’re saying is true, and even to document the abuse, is tragic and not in keeping with the changes in our culture.
“I vow that Lauren’s Kids will work with the Florida Legislature to ensure that an exemption is created to the private recording laws so that we may bring these sexually deviant-behaving individuals who offend against our children to justice.”