Virginia would expand this list of offenses requiring DNA

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Posted: Feb 07, 2015 10:45 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia already requires offenders to provide a DNA sample in these cases:

— all felony convictions; felony charges including murder, voluntary manslaughter, mob-related felonies, kidnapping, malicious assault or bodily wounding, robbery, sexual assault, arson, burglary, breaking and entering with intent to commit another crime; and misdemeanor convictions including sexual battery, sexual abuse of a child, attempt to commit sexual battery, peeping, penetrating the mouth of a child with the tongue.

Virginia lawmakers are considering expanding the list to include:

— such misdemeanor convictions as stalking, violation of a protective order, solicitation of prostitution, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, indecent exposure, trespassing, obscene sexual display, desertion or nonsupport.