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Can an 11-year-old consent to sex? A French court case will address that question

Tuesday - 13/02/2018 10:55
Despite promises to reassess child sex laws, the rules governing consent in France are still murky. A court case involving an 11-year-old girl is being closely watched by children’s rights advocates.

Can an 11-year-old consent to sex with an adult? Legally in France, the answer is not automatically "No". A court case set to open this afternoon in the city of Pointoise, outside of Paris, will revisit that question.

It’s one that has been the source of public debate in France over the past few months.

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