The Federation Council Committee on Social Policy recommended that the upper house approve the law on life imprisonment for recidivist pedophiles, RIA Novosti reports.
Senators plan to consider the document at a meeting on January 26.
According to him, life imprisonment is provided for recidivist pedophiles who abused children under the age of 18 (previously it was up to 14). Also, the punishment will be applied in cases where two or more children became victims, and situations where the incident is associated with the commission of another grave or especially grave crime. and 132 Sexual Violence The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
Preliminary investigation of these crimes will be within the competence of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
The initiative to toughen the punishment was introduced after the tragedy in Kiselevsk, Kemerovo Region, where the person previously convicted of pedophilia 41 -year-old Viktor Pesternikov raped and killed two 10-year-old girls.
Earlier, AiF wrote that the coach of the Stavropol sports school was accused of pedophilia – harassment of at least six boys. But some former pupils and their parents defend the mentor.
It was also reported that a suspect in violence against a 12-year-old girl in a shopping center was detained in St. Petersburg. A citizen of one of the neighboring countries was previously prosecuted for extortion.