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Law on creation of pedophiles’ register comes into force in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law provides the creation of the United register of persons convicted for the crimes against sexual autonomy and sexual inviolability of minors
12:49, 16 January 2020

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The law on the creation of the United register of persons convicted for the crimes against sexual autonomy and sexual inviolability of minors has come into force in Ukraine.

The state register will include data about people convicted for the sexual offenses against minors, including people with removed and expunged convictions. The law enforcers will have access to the register. They will be able to check the presence of data about the person who wants to head the kindergarten, school, children's hospital or any other establishment for children.

The information about a person is put to the register on the basis of the conviction of the court and if the crime was committed before the creation of the register, on the basis of the court order at the place of residence or upon request of the prosecutor of the facility where a person serves the sentence.

Moreover, the law increases the bar of the minimum term of the sentence for intercourse with children until 14 years-old from eight to ten years.

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If the perpetrator was implicated in the intercourse with children until 14 years-old, intercourse or indecent assault with people until 16 years-old, it will be the ground for the arrest for the next crime for 15 years or for life sentence. Such punishment is provided if a person is accused of the sexual abuse against a child until 14-years-old and the person was earlier convicted for the intercourse with people until 14 years-old, intercourse or indecent assault with people until 16 years-old.

On July 11, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft law as basis and generally on the chemical castration in case of the sexual assault against a person under 14 years old. The parliament also ordered the government to create a public register of the convicted for the rape of the underage.

On July 19, 2019 then Speaker of the parliament Andriy Parubiy signed the draft law “Regarding amendments to some Ukrainian legislative acts on the enhancing of responsibility for crimes committed against child or underage or a person who has not reached sexual maturity”. 

However, on September 4, 2019, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky returned with the offers the bill #6449 on the chemical castration and open register of the pedophiles to the Verkhovna Rada.



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