New Bill could ensure sex pests pay dearly for their crimes

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New Bill could ensure sex pests pay dearly for their crimes

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The Bill could, in effect, overhaul the laws under which these men stand accused and empower courts to slap offenders with harsher sentences, as well as bar them from surfing the internet.

While the five Gauteng men who were last week arrested on child pornography related charges await their next court appearance, the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) is busy finalising a new draft Bill. The Bill could, in effect, overhaul the laws under which these men stand accused and empower courts to slap offenders with harsher sentences, as well as bar them from surfing the internet. The process could take several years and when – or if – the Bill is passed, the men who were arrested last week will likely be done with their court case. Once it has...



 


 

 

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