There are a couple reasons to treat with circumspection the new Bill O'Reilly and Florida pushed legislation to increase penalties on sexual offenders against children.
One, which I personally told my State Representative who serves on the relevant Committee, was told to me by a close friend. If the penalty for 2nd degree murder is less than these new penalties (actually reduced in Florida, but don't let fuckwit O'Reilly get in the way of the facts) then the molester has every incentive to KILL THE CHILD after their criminal act.
The second is based on the ideas presented here. Read it and know that this was the longest, most expensive criminal trial in American history.