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BUSAN, South Korea -- The justice minister vowed Friday to get tough on child abuse and come up with preventative measures. His remarks come amid escalating public anger over a woman who beat her 8-year-old stepdaughter to death. 

Hwang Kyo-ahn said that the government will sternly punish child abusers, work out various countermeasures and do all it can to better protect children. His remarks were made during a policy consultation meeting at the National Assembly between the government and the ruling Saenuri Party. 

He said the justice ministry will make full preparations for the smooth implementation of a law on preventing child abuse, which is scheduled to go into effect in September. 

Under the law that passed in the parliament in December, those convicted of having abused children to death should be sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison and up to life imprisonment. 

Government Looks to Get Tough on Child Abusers


BUSAN, South Korea — The justice minister vowed Friday to get tough on child abuse and come up with preventative measures. His remarks come amid escalating public anger over a woman who beat her 8-year-old stepdaughter to death. 

Hwang Kyo-ahn said that the government will sternly punish child abusers, work out various countermeasures and do all it can to better protect children. His remarks were made during a policy consultation meeting at the National Assembly between the government and the ruling Saenuri Party. 

He said the justice ministry will make full preparations for the smooth implementation of a law on preventing child abuse, which is scheduled to go into effect in September. 

Under the law that passed in the parliament in December, those convicted of having abused children to death should be sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison and up to life imprisonment. 

Source: Busan eFM News


 

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