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Fidesz to Submit Anti-Paedophile Bill to Parliament

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.05.18.

Fidesz will submit next week an anti-paedophile package of bills to parliament on protections for children and stricter punishments for paedophiles, the Fidesz group leader said on Tuesday.

Máté Kocsis said proposed measures included a searchable register of those who have committed sexual offenses against children with a view to preventing paedophiles from getting close to children.

“It really worries us parents when we hear about paedophile crimes on the news,” he wrote on Facebook. Also, it was not right, he added, that children had access to online content inappropriate for their age.

The Fidesz politician, furthermore, said that paedophiles were often punished too lightly.

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The appeal in the case of former Hungarian ambassador to Peru, Gábor Kaleta, who was convicted of child pornography charges and sentenced to suspended prison time and fined HUF 540,000 (EUR 1,535), was withdrawn by his lawyer, so the sentence imposed at first instance has become final, the proceedings do not continue at second instance. […]Continue reading

In the featured photo: Fidesz group leader Máté Kocsis. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI