More than 5,000 child sex offenders are registered

A total of 5033 offenders are registered in the Criminal Identification Register of Convicted Sex Crimes against Sexual Self-Determination and Sexual Freedom of Minors, which is two years in force on Wednesday 22nd November, according to data from the Ministry of Justice.

The register includes all those convicted of committing sex crimes in which the victim is a minor, and may be cancelled after a period of five to 20 years after the extinction of the sentence.

The file also contains data on offenders convicted before the entry into force of the law two years ago and whose crime is recorded in the criminal record.

The criminal identification record system contains data from the perpetrators for five years when they are charged with a fine or imprisonment for up to one year and for 10 years for imprisonment of more than one year and not more than five years.

The data will be available for 15 years when a prison term of more than 5 years and not more than 10 years is applied. When the offender is sentenced to a penalty of more than 10 years his data will be in the register for a period of up to 20 years.

This registry can only be accessed by judicial magistrates and prosecutors for the purpose of criminal investigation, investigation of criminal cases, execution of sentences and decision on adoption, guardianship, custody, foster care, civil sponsorship, surrender, custody or trust or the regulation of the exercise of parental responsibilities.

Information from the registered can also be provided  to entities that conduct investigations, or to whom it is incumbent to cooperate internationally in crime prevention.


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