Over There with Mirella Rastorfer: Child Sex Laws in France

Is Sex with a Minor Always Rape? French Prosecutors Say 11-Year-Old ‘Consented’

Prosecutors in France deemed that sex between a 28-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl cannot be considered rape as it was “consensual,” sparking nationwide outrage.

Since the man did not force the minor into having sex with her, he will only be charged with sexual abuse, which carries a sentence of five years in prison, reports said.

The verdict came despite France setting the age of consent for a minor to be 15 years.

An activist poses for picture during a protest by non-governmental organization (NGO) Rio de Paz (Rio of Peace) against rape and violence against women


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