France mulls reform of child sex laws after controversial court rulings

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Following recent acquittals in separate cases of men charged with raping 11-year-old girls, rulings justified by magistrates on the grounds that there was no evidence of violence or constraint, France's gender parity minister Marlène Schiappa said her government is to consider changes in the law that would automatically qualify sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor 'under a certain age' as rape.

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France is to consider a change to its laws around sexual consent, according to the minister for gender equality, reports BBC News.