Boston Herald: James Marzilli may vote on sex bills

James Marzilli may vote on sex bills

Alleged groper urged to recuse himself

By Casey Ross and Dave Wedge

Saturday, June 7, 2008

State Sen. James Marzilli, facing charges he groped one woman and lewdly harassed another, is still collecting $1,119 a week from taxpayers and could even vote on legislation aimed at toughening penalties for convicted sex offenders, officials said yesterday.

Nothing in Senate rules prohibits the Arlington Democrat from returning to the State House to participate in future deliberations, a fact that sparked outrage from advocates of tougher laws against sex offenders.

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