France to raise the age of sexual consent at 15

  • The French Government has proposed setting a formal age of sexual consent at 15. According to reports, the decision is made keeping in mind the result of two-high profile cases in which 11-year-old girls were involved. The accused were allowed to escape rape charges because of the French laws. The Equality Minister of France Marlene Schiappa said the decision of setting a formal age is taken after discussing it with public and an expert panel.