France to set age of con­sent at 13

Irish Examiner - - World News -

A bill be­ing pre­pared by the French gov­ern­ment could set a min­i­mum le­gal age for sex­ual con­sent for the first time, and the coun­try’s jus­tice min­is­ter said that she thinks 13 years old could be a rea­son­able age. Jus­tice Min­is­ter Ni­cole Bel­lou­bet told France’s RTL ra­dio net­work that age 13 was a “limit that is worth con­sid­er­ing” for the up­com­ing leg­is­la­tion, but noted that judges should also have the abil­ity to as­sess whether some­one was old enough to give con­sent in in­di­vid­ual sit­u­a­tions.

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