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Authorities will prosecute men who impregnate teens

Santo Domingo.- The Attorney General’s Office added 92 additional community leaders to its Conflict Mediation and Conciliation System, during an event yesterday in which AG Francisco Domínguez Brito declared that the authorities would apply the full weight of the law against men who impregnate underage girls. “Teenage pregnancy is a serious crisis in the Dominican Republic. We are going to work hard to ensure there is no acceptance, and that these cases are followed through until the final consequences,” he stated.

He called on communities, families, schools, and hospitals to observe and report rape cases. “We are concerned at the high number of cases where adult men get girls pregnant, which constitutes rape, because it is presumed that these girls do not have any sort of judgement”, said Domínguez Brito. He added that parents should not reach an agreement with rapists. Meanwhile, District Attorney for the National District Yeni Berenice Reynoso highlighted the importance of conflict mediators, as each case that is handled by the prosecution system costs the State thousands of pesos.

The event was held at the Los Cachorros de Cristo Club with the participation of officials and community representatives. The 92 new leaders will be trained by the public prosecution system. There are now 260 community leaders who will serve as promoters of the culture of dialogue and coordination in several parts of the country.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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