On Thursday in the French Parliament Historical law Passed, which provides for rape of a girl under 15 years of age and 20 years as a punishable offense. In France, rape was considered only if the other person did not give his consent to have a relationship. In such a situation, the court said that in this case it cannot be proved that the person has committed force with the minor. There, the prosecution needed to prove sex as a disagreement in order to get a rape sentence.
Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moreti National Assembly Told, “This is a historic law for our children and society. With this, no adult will now be able to claim the consent of the accused under 15 years of age. ”
The assembly said on Twitter that the vote in favor of the bill was unanimous at its last stop. However, some law practitioners were concerned that sex less than consent was automatically considered rape. Sex with the consent of a minor can also criminalize an adult.
At the same time, a “Romeo and Juliet” section allows sexual relations between a minor and a person 5 years older. This will not be applicable in cases of sexual harassment. But this law also considers rape of a minor below the age of 18 years as rape.
In an interview published in the New York Times on October 10, 2017, 13 women accused Hollywood producer Harvie Weinstein of sexual harassment. Following this, over 80 women were publicly accused of sexually abusing Weinstein, including Hollywood celebrities Gyaneth Paltrow, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Uma Thurman and Asia Argento. Subsequently, on 25 May 2018, he was arrested by the US police.
This proved to be a turning point in France. After this, a French writer wrote openly about pedophilia. It is usually defined as a mental disorder in adults or older adolescents (16 or older). In the world of psychology or medical science, this disease is called pedophilia.
Point to be noted is that Two such cases in france Due to which the debate on the definition of rape and the law related to it in the country was sparked. In one case, a 30-year-old man had an affair with an 11-year-old girl. The case reached the court but this person was acquitted in November 2017 due to lack of law. In a similar case, in February 2018, a 28-year-old man had an affair with an 11-year-old girl.