MP wants paedophiles to be ’named and shamed’

04.11.2019 - 17:35
Aktuelt
MP wants paedophiles to be ’named and shamed’
MP is seeking to toughen the criminal law relating to paedophiles, as this may help parents protect their children
The court of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn
 

MP Jaspur Langgaard has called on the government to toughen the criminal law relating to sexual abuse of children.

One amendment he is hoping to see introduced is the publication of names of convicted paedophiles and the withdrawal of their passports.

“If people know that a convicted paedophile lives nearby, it will be easier for them to protect their children from this person, and this would prevent the paedophile from causing further harm,” he says.

Current penalty “far too lenient”

The names of convicted child sex abusers are currently not announced to the public. According to section 222 of the Criminal Act, the penalty for child sex abuse is imprisonment for up to eight years if the child is aged 15 or under.

Upon sentencing, it is considered an aggravating factor when the perpetrator has exploited his or her physical or mental advantage over the child. If the perpetrator has used coercion or threats, the prison term can be extended to 12 years.

Langgard believes that the current penalty for sexual abuse of children is far too lenient, referring to several instances in which the perpetrator is only handed a prison sentence of a few months.

 

Translated by prosa.fo

 
Nýggjastu sendingar í ÚV
Týsdag 12. november
Góðan morgun Føroyar 121119
100948
Týsdag 12. november
Morgunlesturin týsmorgunin 12.november 2019
100634
Mánadag 11. november
Við Tórði á túri í Odense
100924
Mánadag 11. november
Góðan morgun Føroyar 111119
100922
Mánadag 11. november
Norðurljóð 11.november 2019
100900
Nýggjastu sendingar í SV
Mánadag 11. november
3-2
100936
Sunnudag 10. november
Minningarhald teirra sjólátnu
100884
Sunnudag 10. november
Andakt við Jákup Eli Østerø
100878
Sunnudag 10. november
Stórmøti í Høllini á Hálsi
100880