The Belgian government wants to double the prison sentence for rape. These are the tragic aftermath of the tragic death of a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide.
The 14-year-old’s story shocked the public in Belgium.
In May, a girl living in Ghent made an appointment with a friend at the cemetery. This came, but not alone. He was accompanied by 4 other men.
Five of them raped the girl. One of the perpetrators captured the incident over the phone and posted it on social media. Four days later, the 14-year-old committed suicide.
girl’s father There is no doubt that her suicide is linked to the appearance of the video on the Internet. “She turned the tide of bitterness and her world collapsed,” Het Nieuwsblad told the newspaper.
The police arrested the perpetrators of rape, including minors. They are between 14 and 19 years old.
After this tragedy, the Belgian Minister of Justice announced a significant increase in penalties for raping a person under the age of fourteen. Her sentence should be up to 28 years in prison.
Even Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo stated that sexual abuse of women has become an epidemic in Belgium and that the country must fight it with the same force as it does with the coronavirus health crisis.