No suspended sentences for child abusers - PM

On Tuesday, the government adopted an extensive amendment to the Penal Code, which envisages an increase of the maximum prison sentence for the offense, from 25 to 30 years. Leszek Szymański/PAP

A suspended sentence should not apply to the crime of pedophilia and the government wants to implement this in the form of legislation, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.

In the prime minister's opinion, it is difficult to imagine a more serious offence than "the betrayal of the trust of the youngest ones, those placed under someone's protection." "Therefore, people, who are guardians in various institutions, including all secular and church institutions, all such persons will have to bear even more severe penalties. This is also reflected in our proposals," the head of the government said.

On Tuesday, the government adopted an extensive amendment to the Penal Code, which envisages an increase of the maximum prison sentence for the offense, from 25 to 30 years.