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Sexual crime and mental retardation

We present the case of a man who committed rape of a five-year-old boy. The psychiatric expert investigation concluded that he has moderate mental retardation, being not guilty by reason of insanity. He is currently committed into a forensic hospital in Rio de Janeiro. Motivating factors as well as the patient's subjective issues that may have contributed to this sexual behavior are discussed.

Sexual offence; sexual crime; mental retardation; penal responsibility

Associação Universitária de Pesquisa em Psicopatologia Fundamental Av. Onze de Junho, 1070, conj. 804, 04041-004 São Paulo, SP - Brasil - São Paulo - SP - Brazil