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France set to establish age of consent at 15

The French government may soon introduce the age of sexual consent. France’s nonexistent age-of-consent laws make it hard to prosecute sexual perpetrators. The move comes after loud protests, online testimonies about domestic sexual child abuse and growing pressure from the public.

Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said: "An act of sexual penetration by an adult on a minor under 15 will be considered a rape."

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