Online pedophiles play real games
The "virtual" pedophile Oleg M. attached a photo of a girl to his ad. Despite the development of the porn industry, this ad is shocking.
Police figured out rather quickly that the perpetrator sends letters from an ordinary house in the Industrial district of Barnaul. The predator was arrested next time he visited the internet cafe at the known address. His apartment was searched. The girl was never found, but police discovered pornographic archives with photographs of children. As stated on the website of the
This is only one message from the stream of information about pedophilia.
More recently, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in his address to the Federal Assembly stated that annually approximately 100,000 crimes are committed in
Here are some recent examples.
A 35- year-old pedophile from the city of
A 37-year-old resident of
In Shusha district of the
Two more words about the problem of "virtual pedophilia". If there is a considerable demand, there is always supply. It seems that this was the incentive for the
Ombudsman for Children's Rights, a well-known lawyer and broadcaster Pavel Astakhov, whose opinion is cited by numerous media outlets, is convinced of the need for significant toughening of the penalties for people who violate sexual integrity of children. According to the Ombudsman, pedophiles are people who tend to relapse. Proposals to toughen penalties for pedophiles are heard on the very top and include discussions of chemical castration.
Igor Janusz, a psychiatrist, MD, commented on the situation for Pravda.ru.
"The goal of the fight against pedophilia is set not only for law enforcement bodies, lawyers or social activists. This is an issue for doctors as well. Russian and Western science, studying, so to speak, the "brains" of pedophiles, concluded that they have certain anomalies. This means that, perhaps, they should be placed in psychiatric clinics with a special regime of detention instead of jail.
Generally speaking, pedophilia can be considered a disease. Incidentally, pedophiles that were tried and served a sentence have a huge percentage of relapse - up to 90 percent. The word "maniac" in our consciousness is associated with the word "serial." That is, having once tried the "forbidden fruit, such people cannot restrain their instincts, even after severe punishment.
In this respect the proposed forced castration of offenders is understandable. There are no effective medical or surgical treatments for pedophiles at the moment, therefore, proposals of castration seem logical. But this is a legislative issue, not medical."