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Project that creates a registry of sexual offenders goes to third debate

Project that creates a registry of sexual offenders goes to third debate

The Plenum of the National (AN) Assembly approved on second reading the draft Law No. 51 which created the National System Registration Officer for Sexual Aggressors.
According to the project, the registry will contain information on the people who are convicted, by means of an enforceable sentence, for crimes against sexual freedom and integrity to the detriment of minors , in order to serve as a database of consultation for the justice operators.

The registry of sexual offenders would be in charge of the Office of Archives and Personal Identification of the Directorate of Judicial Investigation, which must maintain an updated database and stored in a secure and confidential environment.

The database will contain the following information on people convicted of crimes against sexual freedom and integrity: full name and nickname, date of birth, parents' name, place of birth, ID or passport number, address, photographs and fingerprints.

Also the final conviction issued in the respective case and the resolutions issued by the Compliance Judge during the execution of the sentence.

The Compliance Judge or judicial office of the Judicial Branch shall send within 30 days to the Archives and Identification Cabinet the updated data of the persons who have been convicted of committing crimes against freedom and sexual integrity to the detriment of minors under age.

While the Directorate of the Penitentiary System must send the updated sentencing order of those convicted and who continue to serve penalties imposed in the country's penitentiary centers, for crimes against freedom and sexual integrity to the detriment of minors.

To access the information of the National System of Registration and Official Consultation of Sex Offenders of minors, a written request must be made or through the website, which provides certainty of the identity of the applicant and the documents that prove the purpose of said request.

The document indicates that the sharing, use or disclosure by any means of the information for purposes other than those authorized will be sanctioned with a fine of $500.00.
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