Yonhap News AgencySeptember 19, 2013 23:30
SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Yonhap) -- Child sex offenders were sentenced to an average of 3.84 years in prison last year, a lawmaker said Friday, calling for stronger punishment for the crime.
Last year, a total of 448 people sexually abused children under the age of 13, Rep. Seo Young-kyo of the main opposition Democratic Party said, citing data from the Supreme Court.
Seo serves on the parliamentary legislative and judiciary committee.
The average jail term for those sex offenders was 3.84 years, up slightly from 3.46 years in 2010 and 3.7 years in 2011, she said.