MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
October 20, 2020
Sexual abuse is finally becoming a crime – child dolls are banned
Tomorrow, Wednesday, the federal cabinet will pass a bill to combat sexual violence against children. The legal policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Dr. Jan-Marco Luczak:
“The bill is a milestone in the fight to better protect our children from sexual abuse. This means that many of the Union’s longstanding demands can finally become law.
The draft law increases the range of penalties and makes criminal prosecution easier. This is good and overdue. Because child sexual abuse is one of the most disgusting crimes imaginable. Children’s souls are seriously injured. Many victims often remain traumatized for life. This must therefore also be reflected in the penalty framework. There can be no pardon here.
Child sexual abuse and child pornography are finally being punished for what it is: a crime. The minimum sentence of one year is also linked to better possibilities for criminal investigation. Because it is not just the punishment that is decisive, but that we prevent abuse.
Protection of offenders must not precede child protection. That is why we as a Union have enforced that certain convictions for criminal offenses relevant to child protection can only be deleted from the extended certificate of good conduct after twenty years. In this way we prevent pedophile offenders from coming into close contact with children, for example as youth coaches.
The prohibition of sex dolls with childlike appearance serves the preventive protection of children. It is hard to believe that children’s dolls have been freely available for sale up to now, because they are used to practice pedophile behavior and lower inhibition thresholds. In the end, there is real abuse of a child. We have now put a stop to this, at the insistence of the Union, the trade and possession of children’s dolls are made a criminal offense.
It is also crucial for us as a Union that caught perpetrators cannot abuse any other children: In the parliamentary procedure we will demand that perpetrators are more easily arrested and remain there.
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