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UKRAINE
LAWS: 1. Has no sodomy laws, the age of sexual consent is 16 for all.


Source: http://www.interpol.int/Public/Children/SexualAbuse/NationalLaws/


Ukraine - Ucrania               Kiev

I. Ages for pegal purposes

Age of simple majority
The legal age of majority is eighteen (18) years.

Age of consent for sexual activity
The legal age of consent for sexual activity is to be established by decision of a medical examinator.

Age of consent for marriage
The legal age of consent for marriage is eighteen (18) years for male persons and seventeen (17)
years for female persons.


II. Rape

‘Rape of a Minor’ according to the Criminal Law of Ukraine, Chapter III, Article 117, Part 3
Rape of a minor, aged under eighteen (18).
The punishment is imprisonment for term from 5 to 15 years.
‘Rape of an Infant’, Article 117, Part 4 of the Criminal Law of Ukraine
Rape of an infant, aged under fourteen (14).
The punishment is imprisonment for a term from 8 to 15 years.



III. Other forms of child sex abuse
‘Sexual intercourse with a minor’, Article 118, Part 2 of the Criminal Law of Ukraine
Sexual intercourse with a minor, including oral and anal intercourse, involving the use of
violence, threats or helplessness of the victim.

In this case, the victim can only be a female person.
The punishment is imprisonment for a term form 2 to 10 years.

‘Sexual act with a person who did not reach puberty’, Article 120 of the Criminal Law of Ukraine
Sexual act with a person who did not reach puberty.
The punishment is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 8 years.

‘Depravation of a minor’, Article 121 of the Criminal Law of Ukraine
Depravation of a minor. Accomplishing of depraved actions with a person who did not reach the
age of sixteen (16) years.


The punishment is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years.

‘Sexual intercourse with a minor involving the use of violence, threats or helplessness of the victim’, Article 122,
Part 2 of the Criminal Law of Ukraine
Sexual intercourse with a minor (including only anal intercourse) involving the use of violence,
threats or helplessness of the victim.

In this case the victim can only be a male person.
The punishment is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 8 years.


IV. Child prostitution
‘Involving minors in criminal activities’, Article 208 of the Criminal Law of Ukraine
Involving minors in criminal activities such as drinking, begging and prostitution.
The punishment is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.


V. Child pornography
‘Production, distribution and sale of pornography’, Article 211 of the Criminal Law of Ukraine
Production, distribution, sale of pornography.
The punishment is imprisonment for a term from 2 to 10 years or a fine.
This article forbids production, distribution and sale of pornography in general, including child
pornography.
There are no specific legal provisions related to child pornography in Ukraine.

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