Bolsonaro Submits Bill with Higher Penalties for Sexual Abuse

Minister Damares Alves' proposal, forwarded to Congress, is to punish attackers who take advantage of the victims' trust more severely.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro submitted to Congress a bill (PL) from the Ministry of Women, Family, and Human Rights that suggests amending the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code to raise the penalty for perpetrators of sexual abuse by exploiting the trust of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?