Proceso penal para la regulación del delito por violencia sexual contra menores: Una visión desde el derecho comparado
Burbano Díaz, Raúl Andrey
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The official statistical figures in Latin American nations are increasing considerably in recent years, with respect to the commission of the crime of violence and sexual abuse of children and adolescents. Among these countries are: Colombia, Argentina and Peru, territories where the results are higher for cases in which the victim is a woman and with greater prevalence in those with ages between 0 and 17 years. Taking into account the above, the objective of this essay is to describe relevant aspects of the criminal process for the crime of sexual abuse against children under 14 years old, by means of the comparative law method; from Colombia, Argentina and Peru. It is concluded that the ordinary process in these countries has similarities with respect to the different phases that integrate them; However, regarding the crime studied, it was found that Peru and Argentina contemplate the possibility of establishing a life sentence as a sentence for this infraction, which does not happen with Colombia. In addition, it was identified that in some provinces of Argentina they have implemented new criminal mechanisms, such as chemical castration.