Bill calls for increase in sentences for sexual offenders

first_imgWhatsApp Taiwanese Community Donate PPE to Rathfredagh Cheshire Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCrime & CourtLimerickBill calls for increase in sentences for sexual offendersBy Staff Reporter – November 15, 2017 1810 TAGSniall collinsThe ‘Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2017’ Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Twitter Previous articleLimerick chamber wants council to honour rates promiseNext articleLimerick hurlers put on the boxing gloves Staff Reporter Limerick Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins Print Collins welcomes his appointment as Minister of State Good Garda news for Bruff Facebook Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding Linkedin PRISON sentences for those convicted of sexual offences will be increased under proposed new legislation.Limerick Fianna Fail TD, Niall Collins said that a new The ‘Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2017’ introduced to Dáil Éireann will provide for heightened legislation to deal with the perpetrators who abuse children.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Sexual offences carried out against children are among the most heinous crimes conceivable and have lifelong consequences for victims and their loved ones.“There are a number of essential amendments required to update legislation in order to more appropriately reflect the nature of these offence(s). This Bill is a legitimate response to growing public concern regarding the degree of penalty imposed on those convicted of child abuse or child sex offences.“Existing legislation provides for a maximum prison sentence of 7 years for a person who engages in a sexual act with someone between the ages of 15 and 17. The Bill that we have introduced today seeks to extend this to a period of 15 years.“Currently, a life sentence can only be imposed if the victim is 15 years of age or younger but I believe that this should be extended up to the age of 17.“It is the responsibility of the Oireachtas to determine maximum sentences for these crimes. There must be a change to law to bring about an end to what the public view as particularly lenient sentences for villainous actions.He concluded, “The perpetrators of these crimes especially those in a position of authority should be as deterred from wrongdoing as possible, increasing sentences is one means of doing so.“I am confident that this Bill will receive the support from other parties and members of the Oireachtas,” Deputy Collins said.See more news here Email Advertisement Minister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding last_img read more

PREMIUMExperts call on Jakarta’s schools to do more to prevent teen suicide

first_imgNews of a tragic incident at a high school in Cibubur, East Jakarta, in January has brought the issue of teen suicide into the spotlight — a topic rarely discussed by the public or in schools.A student reportedly jumped from the fourth floor of the school building in an apparent suicide attempt and was immediately rushed to Kramat Jati Hospital to receive medical treatment, but passed away two days later.The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) commissioner Retno Listyarti said it was not the first case of reported student suicide in Jakarta, citing a suspected suicide at a high school in Pademangan, North Jakarta, around three months earlier.A 2018 study by Nova Riyanti Yusuf from the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA) found that 5 percent of high school students in Jakarta had suicidal thoughts, and that 3 percent had attempted to commit suic… Forgot Password ? Topics : Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google Facebook #students student teen-suicide #teen-suicide suicide #suicide schools #schoollast_img read more