Sexualbrott regleras i brottsbalkens sjätte kapitel och omfattar en rad olika brottstyper, allti- från verbala riktade sig mot barn infördes (bland annat våldtäkt mot barn). •. Den 1 juli .. Detta är i överensstämmelse med straffskalan för våldtäkt. /i-media/nyheter///1/brott-mot-barn-maste-prioriteras/ -till-kommitten-om-oversyn-av-lagstiftningen-om-sexualbrott/ daily -arbete/nya-remissvar//2/straffskalan-for-mord-sou/ . I och med att kontaktbrottet har en lägre straffskala än sexuellt ofredande menar Det är viktigt att IT-undersökningar som rör sexualbrott mot barn hanteras.
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Utredningen har i uppdrag att se över straffskalan för köp av sexuell vissa sexualbrott mot barn även om han eller hon inte insåg, men hade. Sexualbrott regleras i brottsbalkens sjätte kapitel och omfattar en rad olika brottstyper, allti- från verbala riktade sig mot barn infördes (bland annat våldtäkt mot barn). •. Den 1 juli .. Detta är i överensstämmelse med straffskalan för våldtäkt. Preskription - ett utgångsdatum för brottsoffrets möjlighet till upprättelse? - En kritisk granskning av preskriptionstiden för sexualbrott mot barn.
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This is due to the fact that these contacts often include communications that are sufficiently sexual to produce criminal liability for sexual molestation.
Given that the contact offence has a less severe sanctioning scale than sexual molestation, interviewed prosecutors have argued that there is little to be gained from expending the additional investigative resources that would be required to go further and attempt to prove that the child and the offender had agreed to meet and that the offender had also undertaken a subsequent, additional act of the kind required by the contact offence.
Many of the reported contacts have not been deemed to constitute offences A total of 30 percent of the police investigations included in the sample were concluded with some form of no crime decision registered either by the police or the prosecutor. This means that in addition to failing to fulfil the legal requirements of the contact offence, these contacts have not been deemed to fulfil the legal requirements for any other offence, such as sexual molestation or exploitation of a child for sexual posing, either.
These investigations have sometimes been concluded more or less immediately, e. In other cases, however, the police have undertaken a range of investigative measures prior to the decision being taken to conclude the investigation with a no-crime decision.
A range of investigative difficulties Both the National Council s study of police investigations and the interviews conducted with police and prosecutors provided insights Amongst other things these involved difficulties identifying suspected offenders with the help of telephone numbers used by the offenders, when these numbers were not registered with directory enquiries services, or socalled IP-addresses.
Some of these difficulties were due to problems requesting IP-information from the overseas companies, first and foremost in the USA, which provide many of the internet communication services used during the reported contacts.
Obtaining the necessary information from the majority of these companies requires at the present time both a request for international legal assistance a process that was described by prosecutors as both complex and very time consuming and a sanctioning scale that is more severe than that of the Swedish contact offence.
Other difficulties were due to provisions in the Swedish Electronic Communications Act, which at the time meant that the police were not permitted to request subscriber information from telephone companies or internet service providers unless there was an expectation that the offence would result in a more severe sentence than a fine. Given the sanctioning scale associated with the contact offence, this is not a reasonable expectation.
These particular problems should however have been remedied since , when changes were introduced into the Electronic Communications Act so that this type of information could also be requested from telephone and internet companies for offences that would result in no more than a fine.
Another important change that has been introduced since the police investigations examined in the study were conducted is that internet service providers are now, also since , required by law to retain IP-logs for a period of six months.
This was not previously the case and there are a number of cases in the National Council s data set where the police had obtained information about an IPaddress that they needed to trace to an internet user, but where information regarding who had been assigned that IP-address on the relevant occasion was no longer available from the internet service provider.
Other problems encountered by the police include not having been given sufficient information by the individual reporting the contact to facilitate work to identify a suspect, that the child did not want to participate in the investigation, or had been prevented from doing so by his or her parents, or that the child had not wanted to speak to the police about, or had not been able to remember, various aspects of the reported contact.
Problems associated with prioritisations and slow ITforensic investigations Another problem that emerged in both the police investigation data and in the National Council s interviews with prosecutors is that IT- Both police officers and prosecutors interviewed in the study spoke of how they could be forced to wait a long time for the results of such examinations if the case was given a low priority.
The general picture that emerged in these interviews was that IT-analysts working for the police had too much work to cope with and that police IT-groups were seriously understaffed. One prosecutor described how several of the child pornography cases being dealt with by his prosecution office had been awaiting further action for over three years as a result of not being able to get computers examined.
This was due to the IT-group having to prioritise narcotics cases, which for the most part involve much more severe sanctioning scales than crimes such as child pornography, sexual molestation or contact with a child for sexual purposes. One central reason that it is important that computers are examined quickly in cases involving sexual offences against children is that these examinations may show that the suspect has also been in contact with other children, of whom the police are as yet unaware, and who may already have been exposed to sexual offences or who may be exposed to ongoing sexual contacts.
Deficient IT-knowledge among both police and prosecutors Several of the prosecutors and police interviewed by the National Council stated that the level of IT-related knowledge among both investigating police officers and prosecutors is currently often insufficient to deal with these cases effectively.
The deficiencies relate both to knowledge about how the internet is used by children and youths and to the types of technical evidence that it is possible to retrieve from computers and mobile phones. At the same time, it also emerged from the interviews that senior figures within both the police organisation and the prosecution service have relatively recently come to a realisation that this is an area where improvements are needed, and measures have begun to be taken to achieve this.
Amongst other things, several of those interviewed stated that either they themselves, or colleagues, had recently been on training courses focused on IT-related crime. The contact provision plays only a marginal role in prosecutions As has been noted above, a total of 32 of the registered contacts resulted in prosecutions.
These prosecutions included an indictment for the contact offence in only eight cases. Twenty-five cases included an indictment for this offence. The majority of these indictments related to sexual molestation offences that had been committed via the internet or mobile phones, but almost one-quarter related to offences that had taken place at a physical meeting between the offender and the victim. None of the indictments relating to offences committed at a physical meeting were dismissed.
Two indictments relating to online offences were dismissed, however, either because the court felt that it had not been established that the offender knew, or had good reason to believe, that the victim was under fifteen years of age, or because it had not been established that it was the defendant who had actually been in contact with the victim at the time the offence was committed.
Exploitation of a child for sexual posing also relatively common in the prosecutions The second most common offence type included in the prosecutions was exploitation of a child for sexual posing nine cases. These indictments related to contacts where the offender had induced or in some cases attempted to induce the children in question to pose either completely or partially undressed in front of a web camera, or to take sexual photographs of themselves.
A small number of the indictments related to offences that had been committed subsequent to a physical meeting with the child. In these cases, the offender had purchased items of clothing for the children, with the children then being induced to photograph themselves wearing or to pose in front of a webcam wearing the clothing in question. Only one of the indictments for exploitation of a child for sexual posing was dismissed. Once again this was due to the court determining that the offender had not known, or had good reason to believe, that the child was under the age of fifteen.
Contact with a child for sexual purposes the offence type that was dismissed most often Of the eight indictments for contact with a child for sexual purposes included in the data, six were dismissed by the courts. Thus there were only two convictions for the contact offence in the data set.
There are three different reasons for the courts dismissing these indictments. The most common reason three of the six cases was that the offender was convicted of a more serious sexual offence that was committed at or after a physical meeting that the contact had resulted in. The offences in question were sexual molestation and exploitation of a child for sexual posing. In these cases the courts In these cases, it seems likely that prosecutors have included an indictment for the contact offence as a means of maximising the chances of a conviction, based on a view that the court might consider the evidence insufficient to convict for the subsequent sexual offence.
The courts motivations for dismissing the other three indictments for the contact offence were: that no agreement had been reached between the child and the adult to meet, that it had not been established that the offender s objective with the meeting was to commit a sexual offence against the child, that there was no shared intention to meet in this case the child stated that she had never intended to actually meet the offender. As regards this final motivation, there appears to be some confusion as to how the legislation should be interpreted, since there is another judgement in the data set where the child also stated that there was no intention to actually meet the offender, but where the offender was nonetheless convicted of the contact offence.
Other offence types included in the prosecutions The prosecutions also included a number of other types of sexual offences. These were rape of a child, sexual abuse of a child both via the internet and at a physical meeting , child pornography offences and attempts to purchase sexual acts from a child. The offenders were convicted in connection with almost all of these offence types. In addition to these sexual offences, the prosecutions also included an indictment for the unlawful threat offence, and three of the judgements included convictions for unlawfully acquiring alcoholic beverages.
In all three cases this involved alcohol that the offender had purchased in order to give to the child. Finally, it can be noted that all of the prosecuted offenders, with one exception, were convicted of one or more sexual offences against the children with whom they had been in contact.
This is true even of those prosecutions where indictments for certain offences were dismissed for various reasons. The National Council s assessment One central finding from the National Council s study is that the provision on contact with a child for sexual purposes is not func- Although the study shows that the police and prosecutors encounter a number of problems in their work to investigate and prosecute contacts of this kind, these investigative difficulties are not the principal reason that there have been so few convictions for offences against the contact provision.
The National Council s examination of the police investigations included in the study sample instead indicates that the primary reason that there have been so few convictions for the contact offence is to be found in the fact that very few such contacts are reported to the police at the right point in the contact process for the contact provision to be applicable.
The vast majority of contacts included in the National Council s data over 95 percent had been reported either prior to the requirements of the contact provision having been met i. Against the background of the findings presented in the report, the National Council s conclusion is that there may be a need to reexamine the way the contact provision has been constructed. Another important question is that of whether it may be regarded as meaningful that the sanctioning scale associated with the contact offence is less severe than that associated with the sexual molestation offence, given that, in practice, some form of sexual communication with the child may almost be seen as a prerequisite for being able to establish that the offender s purpose in entering into an agreement to meet the child is to commit a sexual offence.
The National Council s study shows that the penal code provisions that were most often used to prosecute the contacts included in the police investigation material were sexual molestation and exploitation of a child for sexual posing. The majority of the prosecutions brought for offences against these provisions relate to acts committed via the internet or mobile phone.
Given the central significance that electronic communications have had for how the offenders have initiated and maintained the contacts examined in the study, it is worth noting that these penal code provisions do appear to constitute a practicable means of obtaining convictions for sexual contacts that are conducted via these types of communications. At the same time, there is currently no concrete documentation describing how these and other penal code provisions are used and applied specifically to adults attempts to contact children for the purposes of sexual exploitation and abuse.
This means that we lack a general overview of the types of sexual contacts that are in practice not currently covered by the existing sex crimes legislation. An overview of this kind would provide an opportunity to analyse whether there are The National Council s report describes two important legislative changes that have been introduced since the police investigations included in the study were conducted, and which ought to have improved the police s ability to effectively investigate sexual contacts with children via internet or telephone communications.
The first of these involves a change requiring telephone companies and internet service providers to provide subscriber information to police investigating offences that may only result in a fine. It is the National Council s assessment that there may be reason to follow-up and examine the extent to which these legislative changes have had a positive effect on the work conducted by the police and prosecutors to investigate and prosecute sexual contacts with children.
At the same time, the National Council s examination of police investigations shows that there are substantial problems with regard to rapidly obtaining access to information of central importance to such investigations in those cases where this information is stored by overseas companies.
There is therefore a need for action at the political level to strive to find a less complex and time consuming way of obtaining such information in those cases where this currently requires a request for international legal assistance. Finally, the National Council found a widespread perception among interviewed police officers and prosecutors that, on the one hand, the level of knowledge about IT-related crime within these two professions is currently deficient in a number of respects, and on the other that the police s IT-forensic groups are understaffed and unable to effectively handle their workload.
The latter problem means, amongst other things, that IT-forensic examinations of suspects computers sometimes take a very long time, despite the fact that these examinations can provide information on children previously unknown to the police, who have also been exposed to sexual contacts by the suspect.
There is thus reason to continue with, and if possible also intensify, efforts to increase the level of IT-competence in both the police and prosecution services. Also, given the increased demands being placed on the police s IT-forensic functions by societal developments in the field of electronic communications, it is important that focused analyses are conducted into the resources required by these functions in order to conduct their work effectively.
En ganska stor Det var inte fallet tidigare. The general rule that the period of limitation should exist for all crimes already has several exceptions for the most serious crimes in which murder and terrorist offences are involved. Other arguments that have been discussed revolve around the perspective of the perpetrator and if an amendment of law would actually result in a real effect. For a state governed by law, it must be considered more important to protect children and the victims from sexual perpetrators, than to let the perpetrator go without penalty after an allotted amount of time.
The argument that an amendment of the law would not result in a real effect is therefore a complicated issue.
Anders L. Anders receives the award in New York on March 23 during the American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Summit, whose global network nominated and selected him for this award. The American Express Leadership Academy was founded in in collaboration with Center for Creative Leadership CCL and today consists of ten nonprofit organizations who combined trains and educates more than leaders every year.