A Paris appeal court has ruled that the death from heart failure of a railway construction technician after a sexual encounter while on assignement in central France was a workplace accident, a classification that entitles his family to long-term compensation of what would have been his future income.
A 31-year-old maths teacher who had a sexual relationship with a pupil aged 14 has been handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to undergo counselling, just days after President Emmanuel Macron declared he was in favour of classifying an adult's sexual intercourse with a minor below the age of 15 as rape.
A string of sex, fraud and drug scandals has recently engulfed Paris's criminal investigation force, which is based at 36 Quai des Orfèvres.
French football stars cleared of having sex with underage prostitute after court accepts there was no proof they knew Zahia Dehar's real age.
Bill tabled by the ruling Socialist Party would make it an offence for a person to 'have recourse to prostitution', in other words to pay for sex.
Proposed legislation may outlaw paying for sex in France while giving prostitutes who are victims of sexual violence easier access to legal support.
French football braced for another possible child prostitution scandal after it emerged that an international player was under suspicion.
Judges reject request by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to drop sex offence inquiry relating to suspected prostitution ring in Lille.
Former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn accuses enemies linked to Nicolas Sarkozy of destroying bid for French presidency.