5 Countries with strict laws for Sexual Offence against Minor


Laws regarding Sexual Offence against minors vary from country to country, but some nations are known for having stringent laws and penalties for such crimes. Here are five countries with strict laws for sexual offenses against minors.

5 Countries with strict laws for Sexual Offence against Minor

1. China

According to Chinese Criminal Law:

Article 236. Whoever, by violence, coercion, or other means, rapes a woman is to be sentenced to not less than three years and not more than 10 years of fixed-term imprisonment.

Whoever has sexual relations with a girl under the age of 14 is to be deemed to have committed rape and is to be given a heavier punishment.

Whoever rapes a woman or has sexual relations with a girl involving one of the following circumstances is to be sentenced to not less than 10 years of fixed-term imprisonment, life imprisonment, or death:

(1) rape a woman or have sexual relations with a girl when the circumstances are odious;

(2) rape several women or have sexual relations with several girls;

(3) rape a woman in a public place and in the public;

(4) rape a woman in turn with another or more persons;

(5) cause the victim serious injury, death, or other serious consequences.

Sexual Offence against Minor

Article 237. Whoever, by violence, coercion or other means, forces, molests, or humiliates a woman is to be sentenced to not more than five years of fixed-term imprisonment or criminal detention. Whoever assembles a crowd to commit the crimes described in the preceding paragraph, or commits such crimes in the public is to be sentenced to under five years of fixed-term imprisonment. Whoever molests a child is to be given a heavier punishment according to the stipulations in the two preceding paragraphs.

The punishment in China regarding the criminal of child sexual abuse is already up to the death penalty, although its application is minimal. There is no need to adopt the castrate penalty into the Chinese legal system, but the penalty in normal cases indeed needs to be harsher.

2. Indonesia

Article 28B (2) explains that children possess the right to grow up protected from violence.
Article 34 specifies that the government must take care of any abandoned children by providing appropriate services to them. (Indonesia-National-Legislation)

Indonesia’s Parliament passed a law authorizing chemical castration & even the death penalty in response to an increase in the number of high-profile child sexual abuse cases in the country.

3. Madagascar

Madagascar parliament passed a strict punishment for those accused of raping children. The new law allows chemical, and in some cases, surgical castration of those found guilty of raping children. 

As per the law, surgical castration will be pronounced for those guilty of raping a child under 10 years of age. In cases of rape against children between the ages of 10 and 13, surgical or chemical castration will be pronounced. However, in the rape cases of children between 14 and 17, the rapist will be punished by chemical castration. Along with castration, the sex offenders will also have to undergo imprisonment which might last throughout their life. 

4. Ukraine

Natural or unnatural sexual intercourse with a person under the age of sixteen, committed by an adult shall entail punishment in the form of custodial restraint for a term up to five years or imprisonment for the same term.

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The same acts committed by close relatives or family members, a person who is responsible for the upbringing or care of the victim, or if they have caused infertility or other serious consequences shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of five to eight years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years or without such.

5. United States (Alabama)

Alabama passed a law mandating convicted child abuse offenders to undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole.

A person commits the crime of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old if he or she, being 16 years old or older, subjects another person who is less than 12 years old to sexual contact.

A first offender can be punished from ten to twenty years in prison and fines of up to $30,000.00.

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