She hopes that the state Duma will consider tougher penalties for pedophiles

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in Photobacterium Elena Mizulina at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoShe hopes that the state Duma will consider tougher penalties for pedophiles© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Senator Elena Mizulina hopes that its proposal to tighten legislation against the pedophiles up to a life sentence will be considered by the state Duma in the near future.

In an interview with reporters on Tuesday she recalled that in 2012, the GD managed to spend «antipedofilskogo act» that seriously strengthened the responsibility for the crimes of pedophiles. In 2016, was strengthened criminal liability for the production and distribution of child pornography, this law also failed to take many years.

«However, the fight against crimes of pedophiles not stopped. Still need to make a number of significant amendments to Russian legislation to pedophiles know that they will never evade responsibility,» — said the MP.

According to her, the need, in particular, to abolish the Statute of limitations for bringing to responsibility for all pedophile crimes, so the criminals know that «they will not be able to evade responsibility», «they will be found, brought to court and punished».

«Another effective measure is the introduction of life sentences for pedophiles. It is necessary to Supplement the Criminal procedure code provisions, for which a life sentence could be appointed in case the primary Commission of a crime by a pedophile when abuse of a child entailed on imprudence causing of heavy harm to health or death of the victim,» — said Mizulina.

«I hope that deputies will return to the discussion of this topic and they will be addressed in the near future,» she added.

The Senator also noted the need to address gaps in the criminal law, which, according to her, today actually do not allow to prosecute pedophiles who use modern Internet-technologies and mobile communications in order to corrupt children. «Now the problem is that, even when parents discover this kind of correspondence and call the police, they refused to initiate criminal proceedings, since «virtual sexual abuse» is not a punishable offense, such offense does not exist», — said the Senator.

According to her, parents of affected children saying that a criminal case will be brought in actual contact with the child. «This situation must be corrected», — said the legislator.

It also proposes the monitoring of paedophiles after release from prison. One of the options — be required to wear an electronic bracelet for ten years, and in some cases for life.

The Senator stressed that all these bills she has submitted to the state Duma two or three years ago.

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