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In the lower house of Parliament introduced a bill providing life imprisonment for crimes of sexual character against children till 14 years, if they have caused serious consequences for life and health. About this at the plenary meeting, said the head of the Interfactional working group on the elaboration of the document, Vice speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya, reports “Interfax”.
“According to the statistics of the Investigative Committee of Russia, recorded an increase of sexual violence against children. In 2017 7011 initiated criminal cases of violent crimes of a sexual orientation, while in 2016 5835 initiated criminal cases on the facts of sexual assault,” said Spring.
She noted that last year the victims of such crimes have become 4245 underage Russians. Of these, 40 percent (about 1.8 thousand victims) were children under the age of 10 years.
According to Spring, “because of the high latency of these crimes, psychological depression and isolation of children in a situation of permanent violence, information about these crimes appears much later”, so the Statute of limitations for such crimes has proposed to suspend until the victims age.
The Commission of the offence by any person who bear the responsibility for keeping, upbringing, education or protection of children’s rights, will be recognized as an aggravating crime, added the Vice-speaker. The same circumstances will be declared the spread of pornography among children on the Internet and coercion of minors to perform sexual acts over the Internet.
The document has already been supported by the Supreme court, General Prosecutor’s office, interior Ministry, Investigative Committee, Ministry of justice, Ministry of health, Roskomnadzor, the Commissioner for the rights of the child and the Serbsky Institute.
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