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Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker signs law on chemical castration of pedophiles

The draft law orders the government to create the public register of pedophiles
21:41, 19 July 2019

Ukraine’s Parliament Spokesperson Andriy Parubiy
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Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Andriy Parubiy signed the law on the chemical castration of pedophiles as the website of the parliament reported.

July 19, 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”. 

On July 11, 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.

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The formulation is as follows: “The commitment of the actions of the sexual nature tied with the vaginal, anal or oral penetration in the body of another person with the use of the penile or any other item against a person, who did not turn 14 yet, regardless of his/her voluntary agreement”.

It is established that the forcible castration lays in the getting of antiandrogen medication to the convicted. They consist of the chemical substances aiming for the reduction of libido and sexual activity. The forcible chemical castration is not applied to people who committed the crime when they are under 18 years old or over 65 years old.

Besides, the document tightens the sanctions for the rape by a group of people from 12 to 15 years in jail.

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The immortalizing of a person who did not reachthe age of 16 will be punished by the restriction of the freedom for up to 5 years.

 

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