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Assembly Approves Tougher Penalties for Pedophiles

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Thank for posting this, Keith. I saw the Tweet, but simply haven't found time to get it posted here.

I believe this is a good step in the right direction. Next should be removal of impunity for teenagers involved in serious/grave/lethal (as opposed to petty) crimes that they are a party to.

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Good for her but I hope she follows through to have the laws changed so that minors (those under 18) can be prosecuted in serious/lethal crime cases.  She was gung-ho on having the law changed after my "incident", probably because my home was only two minutes walk away from her parents' house.  Enrique Athenasiadas has the finances to hire armed guards to protect his house, himself and his family 24/7.  Perhaps her voiced intentions to have the laws changed regarding prosecution of minors was a knee jerk reaction to the fact that the attack happened so close to her parents' home and over time has become less urgent, given the armed protection her parents enjoy.  I hope Athenas continues to push for changes in the laws regarding minors (for everybody's protection), as she promised she would 2-1/2 years ago.

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Just sent the Diputada a message congratulating her on the passage of the above legislation, and asking the status of her initiative to treat minors convicted of serious crimes with more severity.

As I noted a few weeks back, there are recent cases where tougher penalties have been applied.

http://ministeriopublico.gob.pa/chiriqui-condenan-menor-delito-abuso-sexual/

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1 hour ago, Keith Woolford said:

 

Just sent the Diputada a message congratulating her on the passage of the above legislation, and asking the status of her initiative to treat minors convicted of serious crimes with more severity.

As I noted a few weeks back, there are recent cases where tougher penalties have been applied.

http://ministeriopublico.gob.pa/chiriqui-condenan-menor-delito-abuso-sexual/

You go, Keith!

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On 3/7/2018 at 3:52 PM, Keith Woolford said:

 

Just sent the Diputada a message congratulating her on the passage of the above legislation, and asking the status of her initiative to treat minors convicted of serious crimes with more severity.

As I noted a few weeks back, there are recent cases where tougher penalties have been applied.

http://ministeriopublico.gob.pa/chiriqui-condenan-menor-delito-abuso-sexual/

Thanks Keith.

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Violadores de los menores de edad  is different from pedophiles.  She is interested in stiffer penalty for youth offenders.  Great

Alison

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Alison, I took it to mean “violators of minors”.  ‘Violar’ usually references sexual assault or rape.

from LaEstrella:

Los pedófilos y violadores podrán ser sancionados hasta con 18 años de cárcel 

http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/pedofilos-violadores-podran-sancionados-hasta-18-anos-carcel/24052106

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Thumbs up on Panama! Why did it take so long?

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13 hours ago, Brundageba said:

Violadores de los menores de edad  is different from pedophiles.  She is interested in stiffer penalty for youth offenders.  Great

Alison

Keith.....Yes.  You are 100% correct !!!!  ( I just looked it up )

Alison

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