In view that 65% of the sexual violence cases against children and teenagers are perpetrated by close relatives, the National Assembly is now discussing new reforms to the Procedural Penal Code (COIP). Currently, article 171 only establishes incest as an aggravating factor in the case of rape. However, it only describes it as “a rape case perpetrated by a close family member.” But, if categorized as its own crime, it will add a substantial amount of jail time to rape cases, where applicable. A rapist sentenced as guilty could receive up to 26 years in jail if he also committed…
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