France to raise the age of consent after men escape rape charges

Children under 15 will be protected by change in the law following two high-profile cases involving men who had sex with 11-year-old girls.

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

France plans to make 15 the age of sexual consent after a public outcry over two cases of sex involving 11-year-old girls, equality minister Marlène Schiappa said on Monday, reports The Guardian.