China's top prosecutor: 27,851 people were prosecuted for sexually assaulting minors last year

  China News Agency, Beijing, May 25 (Reporter Zhang Su) "In 2021, procuratorial organs nationwide will prosecute 60,553 people for crimes against juveniles, an increase of 5.69% year-on-year, of which 27,851 people will be prosecuted for crimes of sexual assault." Na Yanfang, director of the Ninth Procuratorate of the People's Procuratorate, announced at a press conference on the 25th.

  She said that in 2021, in order to protect the legitimate rights and interests of minor victims, more than 1,600 "one-stop" inquiry and rescue areas will be built in various places to prevent them from suffering "secondary injuries".

Relevant departments also provided 160 million yuan of judicial assistance to minors who were violated, triple the amount in 2018.

In addition, many places have actively explored and supported minor victims of sexual assault cases to claim compensation for mental damage, which was supported by court judgments.

  It is known that the Supreme People's Procuratorate has listed 30 major and sensitive cases of sexual assault on minors for supervision, and worked with relevant departments to formulate regulations on handling criminal cases of sexual assault on minors, and issued typical cases of sexual assault crimes in order to form a deterrent.

  Talking about the compulsory reporting system for cases of violations against minors established by multiple departments, Na Yanfang said that the Supreme People's Procuratorate has established a compulsory reporting mechanism that "must be investigated in every case" to hold relevant departments responsible for failing to fulfill their compulsory reporting obligations.

Since the implementation of the system, 2,854 cases of crimes against juveniles prosecuted by the prosecutors have resulted from compulsory reporting, and a number of hidden cases of violating minors have been discovered in a timely manner.

  At this press conference, the prosecution reiterated that it will continue to crack down on the crime of sexual assault of minors.

Li Feng, deputy director of the Ninth Procuratorate of China's Supreme People's Procuratorate, said that the Supreme People's Procuratorate will work with relevant departments to issue judicial interpretations for handling sexual assault cases, maintain a high-pressure situation with severe punishments, and will also guide local procuratorial organs to conduct an annual analysis of sexual assault against minors. .

  Na Yanfang said that the prosecutors will push the school to establish and improve the prevention of sexual assault, campus bullying and other work mechanisms, such as solving outstanding problems such as male dormitory administrators, and will focus on rural areas and urban-rural borders, where there are more left-behind children and the rule of law. Areas where education is relatively weak will send the law to the door.