China News Service, May 14th, Shi Weizhong, director of the Ninth Procuratorate of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, said in an online interview on the 14th that in 2019, the procuratorate will further increase the punishment of crimes against minors, and arrested a total of 44,100 people from January to November. People and prosecuted 56,700 people, up 20.06% and 26.48% year-on-year.

Data map: Supreme People's Procuratorate. China News Agency reporter Li Huisi

  Shi Weizhong made the above statement when introducing the work of the procuratorial organ in 2019 to severely punish crimes against minors and strengthen the judicial protection of minors.

  Shi Weizhong said that in 2019, the procuratorial organs will further increase the punishment of crimes against minors. There are four main methods.

  One is to focus on cracking down on frequent and serious crimes. Severely crack down on the crimes of sexual assault against minors. In the first 11 months, a total of 20,000 criminal cases of rape and indecency were prosecuted. Actively participate in the special fight against evil and eliminate evil, and severely punish the evil and evil forces, and force minors to participate in criminal activities such as evil and evil organizations. Strictly handled a number of criminal cases involving minors and criminals involving minors in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Wu, and others, and the “Tianyan Gang” case of Jiangxi ’s Xingguo. For major and hot cases such as the Tangshan Hebei Injury Case, the Liaoning Huludao Collision Student Case, and the Jiangsu Women's Football Coach Sexual Assault Case, the Supreme Prosecutor was directly supervised and supervised, guiding local procuratorial organs to deal with it as soon as possible and accuse them severely.

  The second is to work hard to solve the problem of difficulty in obtaining evidence and accusation of crimes against minors. Intervene in investigation activities in a timely manner, effectively guide evidence collection, and enhance the experience of handling cases. For example, in the case of primary school teacher Liu Mou sexual assault against primary school students handled by the Fuqing City Procuratorate in Fujian, the prosecutor cooperated with the police handling the case. When Liu Mou only admitted 8 criminal facts, 16 cases were concluded at the end of the investigation. 12 cases were found and Liu was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

  The third is to strengthen the protection and relief of minor victims. Introduce psychological counselors and professional judicial social workers to help and rescue the victims, while also ensuring the quality of evidence collection. The Supreme People's Procuratorate has continued to promote the "one-stop" evidence collection and rescue mechanism. At present, 478 "one-stop" evidence collection locations with a warm environment and functions of handling cases and protecting rescue have been established nationwide.

  The fourth is to adhere to both punishment and prevention, and strengthen the supervision of key links in key areas. Procuratorates in Chongqing, Jiangsu, Hubei, Fujian and other places issued procuratorial suggestions on the illegal reception of business Internet cafes, entertainment venues and hotels, and the employment of minors. Relevant departments carried out rectification.

  Shi Weizhong revealed that at present, including the procurator-generals of the provincial procuratorates and more than 3,100 city and county-level procuratorates, there are 27,000 prosecutors serving as deputy principals of the rule of law in primary and secondary schools. In 2019, the Supreme People's Procuratorate opened the Juvenile Judicial Protection Zone on the 12309 China Prosecution Network to further smooth the channels for complaints, appeals and judicial assistance in cases involving minors.