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Sweden looks to beef up child sex abuse laws

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post 15.Nov.2012, 03:11 PM
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Sweden should extend the statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes and make it easier to require criminal background checks on people who work with children, according to an inquiry submitted to the justice minister on Thursday.

"The suggestion is that the statute of limitations will not start from the time of the crime, but from the day the victim turns 18," Minister of Justice Beatrice Ask told the Local.

The suggestion comes from an inquiry ordered by the ministry to examine how Sweden should implement an EU directive about child abuse.

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post 15.Nov.2012, 06:35 PM
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good. while they are at it they might want to consider harsher sentences than 2 years for abusing dozens of children.
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