A French flag flies over the Elysee Palace in Paris. The nation’s rape laws are under scrutiny, for allowing children to consent to sex. Photo: EPA A French flag flies over the Elysee Palace in Paris. The nation’s rape laws are under scrutiny, for allowing children to consent to sex. Photo: EPA
A French flag flies over the Elysee Palace in Paris. The nation’s rape laws are under scrutiny, for allowing children to consent to sex. Photo: EPA

A 28-year-old had sex with an 11-year-old, but under French law, it’s not necessarily rape

French rape law is out of step with other European nations, by allowing children to ‘consent’ to sex, despite being under the supposed age of consent

A French flag flies over the Elysee Palace in Paris. The nation’s rape laws are under scrutiny, for allowing children to consent to sex. Photo: EPA A French flag flies over the Elysee Palace in Paris. The nation’s rape laws are under scrutiny, for allowing children to consent to sex. Photo: EPA
A French flag flies over the Elysee Palace in Paris. The nation’s rape laws are under scrutiny, for allowing children to consent to sex. Photo: EPA
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