Child sex bill changes approved

By Faeza
18 June 2015

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill has been approved by Members of Parliament, who raised the importance of educating adolescents about sex.

The bill states that consensual sexual acts between teenagers older than 12 could not be considered a crime, as long as the age gap between the two sex partners is less than two years.

It also says that before children are listed on the National Register for Sex Offenders‚ a state prosecutor must apply for such an order. The court would then consider a report on the child’s potential to commit another sexual offence before it decides to add them on the register.

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