French government plans to make adult incest a criminal offence


France's junior minister for the protection of children has announced a government plan to criminalise incestuous relationships between adults, extending the current ban which applies only to those that involve children, in a move that follows widespreadl controversy over the issue prompted by revelations that high-profile political scientist Olivier Duhamel sexually abused his teenage stepson.

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The French government has announced plans to ban incest, bringing the country in line with most European countries, reports The Times.