The state Duma has approved in the first reading, life imprisonment for pedophiles
The state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill imposing life imprisonment for crimes of sexual character against children till 14 years. This was reported on the website of the lower house of Parliament.
Bill in February was made by a group of state Duma deputies headed by Vice-speaker Irina Yarovaya. The authors of the document propose to establish that the Statute of limitations on unreported crimes against children do not expire at the time of the victim comes of age. In addition, serious crimes will be listed as the manufacture, storage and distribution of materials with pornographic images of minors and coercion of minors to perform sexual acts on the part of those who have already had a conviction for crimes against sexual integrity.
The current edition of the criminal code (article 134) for sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years, is punishable up to four years of imprisonment. If the victim is less than 14 years, the offender faces up to ten years.
Irina Yarovaya also proposes to create a single registry of pedophiles. According to her, this need, that they could not after committing the crime to work with children. A similar proposal was made by the Commissioner for children’s rights Anna Kuznetsova.