French ar­gu­ing over age of sex­ual con­sent

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world -

PARIS — Is a 13-year-old old enough to agree to sex with an adult? That’s a ques­tion France is ask­ing as the gov­ern­ment pre­pares to set a le­gal age for sex­ual con­sent for the first time.

Twice in re­cent weeks, French courts have re­fused to pros­e­cute men for rape af­ter they had sex with 11-year-old girls be­cause au­thor­i­ties couldn’t prove co­er­cion. Amid the pub­lic dis­be­lief

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