The father whop has been jailed for 10 years after he admitted to raping his three daughters when they were 11, 12 years old has been put on the sex offenders’ register which now has three persons in it.
The first person to go on this register admitted in court last June that he had child pornographic material in his possession and he was given a one year prison term suspended for two years. He was also ordered to seek medical treatment.
The third person who is now on the sex offenders’ register is the 55 year old man from Zabbar who was found guilty of masturbating in front of a 12 year old girl.
Persons guilty of pedophilia, sexual violence, other kinds of violence and drug trafficking are placed on this register, even those who are found not guilty because of their mental health. Other persons deemed a danger to society – especially children - by the court are also placed on this register.
Those who are on this register cannot work with children. Those who employ persons who come into contact with children are obliged to check whether they are on the sex offenders’ register. Employers who fail to check their employees can be fined heavily.