Indonesia toughens punishment for child rapists

  • Indonesia is toughening punishments for child rapists. The punishments would now include the death penalty and even chemical castration. As per media reports, the new developments follow an outrage over several rape incidents. A 14-year-old girl was also recently gang-raped and murdered. President Joko Widodo said that the regulation is aimed at combating the crisis caused by sexual violence against children. Earlier, the maximum sentence for rape was 14 years in prison.