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25 May, 2016 14:15

Pedophiles revealed: Kazakhstan publishes online map with personal data of child molesters

Pedophiles revealed: Kazakhstan publishes online map with personal data of child molesters

Kazakh authorities have made public an online map of convicted child molesters living in the country, releasing their names, photos and addresses.

Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor-General’s Office has released the data, saying the measure is based on international experience and will help prevent new crimes.

The chairman of the Committee on Legal Statistics and Special Registration Saul Aytpaev said earlier that the database of the convicted child molesters has about 1,200 names in it. So far, only several dozens of them have been “mapped.”

The map includes such information as names, photos, addresses of the molesters, as well as the Criminal Code article they were convicted under.

The committee’s press service has promised to transfer information about all pedophiles on the map in full and with new details.

“We’re going to work together with the Ministry of Interior to fill in the map,” it said in a statement.

The database includes pedophiles convicted since 1991.

The measure comes following Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev signing on April 21 into law amendments to child protection legislation that allow coercive chemical castration of convicted pedophiles.