The law n° 2020 - 05 criminalising rape and paedophilia was promulgated on 10 January 2020 by His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. Until now, rape was considered a simple offence punishable by five to ten years in prison. From now on, perpetrators of rape and paedophile acts will be tried by the criminal chamber and face a sentence of up to life imprisonment. In addition, the law deals with indecent assault with the use of violence.
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