People who have been sentenced for any crime against sexual and reproductive integrity, in which the victims are girls, boys or adolescents, may not work where there are minors.
This is one of the reforms to the Comprehensive Organic Criminal Code (COIP), approved by the Assembly and will take effect in the coming days when they are published in the Official Gazette. This is Article 17 of the reform project that had no observation by the Executive, which replaces the text of Art. 65 of the current COIP, related to those who will be disabled to practice the profession, trade, employment or public office.
It specifies that when the crime is directly related to the exercise of the sentenced person’s work, the judge, “in sentence, shall provide that once the prison sentence has been completed, it shall be disabled in the exercise of his profession, employment, trade or public office , for the time determined in each criminal type ”.
It also provides that the judges “in addition to the deprivation of liberty provided for in each case, will impose, on a mandatory basis, the disqualification for the exercise of profession, trade, employment or public office to the person who has committed a crime against sexual integrity and reproductive, in which the victims are girls, boys or adolescents ”.
And he adds that this provision will govern “for the same time of the deprivation of liberty once this is fulfilled, provided that the exercise of said profession, trade, employment or public office puts the person in direct contact with this priority care group” . For legislator Lourdes Cuesta (Ind.), This is very important and beneficial for citizens, because in a matter of days it will become the law of the Republic. He recalled that this was one of the objectives of the draft Organic Law on the Registration of Violators, Abusers and Sexual Offenders (Revaas), which she promoted and was totally vetoed by the Executive and ratified by the Constitutional Court (CC).
“While the rapist registry could not be created, at least the sex offenders will be disabled from working with children and adolescents,” he said. However, he indicated that several legislators are already working on an alternative regulation to the Revaas Law, because it will be necessary to insist on the preliminary initiative.