The News Scroll 25 December 2017  Last Updated at 12:01 pm | Source: ANI

Russia backs bill to protect kids from paedophiles

Russia backs bill to protect kids from paedophiles

Moscow [Russia], Dec 26 (ANI): In a bid to protect children from paedophiles, Russia has unanimously approved a bill, firming up criminal responsibility for child molesters even far as life imprisonment.

The bill, which proposes a life sentence for any sexual assault against children under 14 years of age, was authored by Deputy Speaker of Russia's Lower House Irina Yarovaya, reported Russian news agency TASS.

According to the bill, people who take advantage of their official position to sexually abuse children, will be punished up to 15 years of imprisonment and cover-ups for such sexual crimes will be also punishable. (ANI)^

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: ANI
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