Love or crime – freed guy convicted of sex with 15 year old

In Aktobe region, the punishment was mitigated for a guy convicted of an intimate relationship with a 15-year-old, sends k.

This story became known last fall. A 17-year-old boy who entered into a relationship with a 15-year-old girl came under investigation. They fell in love with each other and began dating. We ran away from home. The girl’s mother, after one of such escapes, demanded an examination. As a result, a criminal case was opened. It was reported that the girl’s mother later regretted that she had written a statement. But it was too late. On November 24, the guy was sentenced.

The court found that he had repeatedly had sexual intercourse with a minor. The young man was sentenced to 3 years in prison under article 122 Part 3, Clause 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan – repeated sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years of age.

An appeal hearing on the case was held in the Aktobe regional court.

The court noted that, according to the law, responsibility for voluntary sexual intercourse occurs if the defendant has reached 16 years of age, and the victim has not reached this age. If sexual intercourse has been repeated, the punishment is from 10 to 15 years in prison. This is an especially serious crime.

The court of appeal concluded that the guy’s guilt was fully proven. And his actions were qualified correctly. However, the law allows for a more lenient punishment than provided for by the sanction of the imputed article, if there are exceptional mitigating circumstances (article 55, part 4 of the Criminal Code).

The panel of judges recognized as such circumstances the minor age of T., his remorse, a positive characterization, the opinion of the victim and her legal representative. In this connection, the court sentenced T. to a punishment of 1 year 6 months of restriction of freedom and released him from custody, the court said.


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