France toughens age of consent laws to define sex with under-15s as rape

The country’s prosecutors had to previously prove that sex was non-consensual for a rape conviction

The French parliament has adopted legislation that characterises sex with a child under the age of 15 as rape and punishable by up to 20 years in jail, bringing its penal code closer in line with many other western nations.

While the age of consent was previously 15, prosecutors in France used to be required to prove sex was non-consensual to obtain a rape conviction.

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