More and more deputies are defending the proposal to ask for more severe sanctions against sex offenders in Panama.

This proposal is headed by the PRD deputy Iván Picota, who is also responsible for several initiatives of laws in favor of the rights of children and adolescents.

According to Mr.Picota, there were registered from January to November 2017, approximately 1,500 cases of abuse of minors. So alarmingly, he calls the National Assembly on the importance of protecting infants, children and young people.

“There, perfectly, you can include an article that tells the cases these, these and these, you can apply for life imprisonment. We are going to take them out of circulation and little by little we will be shielding our children, “Picota told TVN Noticias.