(Jay Syrmopoulos) A recent French court case has sharpened the debate over the age of sexual consent and rape. This is the second recent case that highlights the normalize of pedophilia currently taking place across western society.
In the most recent case, a jury at Meaux, near Paris, said last week that the prosecution failed to prove any of the four criteria required for a rape conviction under French law – threat, violence, constraint or surprise.
Prosecuted for rape on minor under 15 years, the accused, a Cape Verdean today aged 30, was acquitted on Tuesday evening by jurors of the Assize Court of Seine-et-Marne. At the hearing, the Advocate General had required eight years of imprisonment, with a socio-judicial follow-up. On Friday, the public prosecutor’s office of the Paris Court of Appeal appealed this verdict. “Until 15 years old, a child must be preserved. You can not get him sex. His consent is not informed, “says Dominique Laurens, the prosecutor Meaux.
In the reasons for the judgment, the court explains that none of the elements of rape, namely, threat, violence, coercion or surprise, are established and there is doubt as to whether the accused had aware of coercing the one with whom he had sex. At no point in the verdict is there any mention of the age of the child.
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