116 charged with crimes committed against minors in 2018

Punishment for sexual crimes against minors is likely to become tougher this year.Photo: margotanand.com.

Agenda.ge, 06 Feb 2019 - 13:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Interior Ministry reports that 116 individuals were charged in 2018 for various offences committed against minors.

The ministry stated that:

  • Four were detained for rape.
  • Two for committing sexual offences other than rape.
  • 24 for indecency to minors.
  • 86 for consensual sexual relationship with those under 16.

The ministry has already drafted a bill which provides civil restrictions and tougher punishment for those convicted of sexual crimes against minors.

Convicts of sexual crimes against minors will be deprived of the right to work at educational institutions.

The ministry will create a special database of all people convicted for sexual crimes against minors. The individuals will be under permanent surveillance to prevent sexual crimes against minors,” the ministry stated.

The current legislation provides five to seven years in prison for indecent actions against children under 14.  The sentence for sexual crimes against minors may reach 20 years based on the circumstances.