Now sexual relations with a person who has not attained the age of 16 committed by an adult, would be punishable by restraint of liberty for a term up to 5 years.
The Verkhovna Rada adopted the law which establishes the minimum age of sexual majority at 16 years. For the corresponding bill voted 241 MP transmit Ukrainian News.
As noted, the corresponding change is made in the criminal code.
Previously, the criminal liability provided for sexual intercourse with a person under the age of puberty.
At this particular age was not specified.
Now, a natural or unnatural sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 16 committed by an adult, would be punishable by restraint of liberty for a term up to 5 years or imprisonment for the same term.
The same actions committed by close relatives or family members, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of 5 to 8 years.
The law provides for punishment of imprisonment for a term of 5 to 10 years for individuals who create places of debauchery with the involvement of a young person.
In addition, the Rada adopted the bill No. 6070 (230 votes), which eliminates the need for examination to establish puberty of the victim of rape.
The examination is losing its relevance due to the fact that the Council has established a clear minimum age of sexual maturity.
We will remind, in the hall of the Parliament there was a quarrel between the deputies The popular front Yuri Birch and the Opposition bloc Alexander Vilkul because of the language.
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