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Quintana Roo Congress approves creation of first sex offender registry

Chetumal, Q.R. — State Congress has approved the creation of a sexual aggressor registry for Quintana Roo. On Monday, State Congress of Quintana Roo approved the registry to help protect the human rights of women and guarantee their access to a life free of violence.

The XVII State Legislature approved the creation of the Registry of Sexual Aggressors as a mechanism to address risk factors of recidivism and/or repetition of these behaviors of sexual violence, as well as to implement criminal policy actions that affect the prevention of violence against women.

In an ordinary session number chaired by Deputy Mildred Ávila Vera, the registry was approved with a draft decree that reforms and adds various provisions of the Law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence of the State of Quintana Roo and by which various provisions of the Penal Code for the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo are repealed.

Deputy Renán Sánchez Tajonar, President of the Government and Political Coordination Board, said that in the XVII Legislature we have a common objective, which is to defend women in Quintana Roo so that they live fully, safely and with well-being.

Deputy Renán Sánchez Tajonar Photo: Congreso del Estado de Quintana Roo May 15, 2023.

The public registry of sexual offenders will contribute to the identification of people who committed crimes of a sexual nature through the adaptation of the state regulatory framework in consistency with the criteria issued by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation.

With the reform, the Registry of Sexual Aggressors will be created as an effective prevention and protection mechanism for the purposes of addressing the risk factor of recidivism and repetition of sexual violence, in favor of victims or potential victims of this type of violence.

The registry will consist of an information system that will contain the records of persons sentenced by a criminal judge, whose inclusion of a person in the registry will be carried out by the Secretary of Citizen Security. The registry will include the offender’s name, age, photo, alias and nationality.