Legislator Otto Guevara tried to stall Monday’s approval of the legislation with respect sexual relations between adults and minors. Guevara opposes the changes. Photo Mayela Lopez, La Nacion
(QCOSTARICA) The Legislature approved Monday night the bill that punishes with prison sex with a minor, but, depending on the age difference.
The bill calls for a prison term of two to three years for adults who have a sexual relationship with an adolescent between 15 and 17, if the age difference is greater than seven years.
The original text of the proposal known as Ley 19,337, called for a penalty of two to four years in prison, provided the age difference was less than 5 years.
In the case of minors 13 and 14, the adult faces a prison

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