In Washington, the House bill known also known as the “Eryk Woodruff Public Safety Act” would increase prison time for child abuse offenders. This bill was named after a Lake Stevens toddler that was badly beaten by babysitter, Matthew Christiansen. Christiansen, 33 year-old was convicted of first-degree child assault and is currently in prison serving a 10-year sentence.
Eryk Woodruff’s family is pushing for legislation that would increase penalties for child abusers. Eryk’s parents, Pierce and Russell Woodruff, express frustration over what seems to be a lack of interest in the bill.
Eryk’s sentence is life-long. He is making slow progress recovering from his serious brain injury. He just had his feeding tube removed approximately three months ago and relearned crawling.
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