Candidate Calls for Tougher Cyberbullying Law

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A candidate for attorney general says he’ll suggest to Connecticut lawmakers that they expand laws to crack down on cyberbullying.

Democrat George Jepsen’s proposal calls for the Legislature to add harassment over the Internet or by text message to the state’s anti-bullying law.

Jepsen made the announcement after a New Jersey college student committed suicide after his roommate allegedly streamed online video of his sexual encounter.

Jepsen says the state has seen more than 1,000 cases of bullying since 2002. He says he’ll make privacy protection a higher priority in the attorney general’s office.

Jepsen faces Republican Martha Dean in the Nov. 2 general election.

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