A year-old man was acquitted when he was tried for having sex with an year-old girl from Val-d'Oise, north of Paris. However, because of some legal loopholes, people below these ages still get married.
An estimatedminors were married in the United States from to Because there was no evidence of "threat or violence" a criminal court wannt that the man could not be charged with raping her. The girl's family reportedly only found out about the incident after the girl became pregnant.
She reportedly followed the man home from a park, but prosecutors said there had been "no violence, no constraint, no threat, and no surprise" to constitute a rape charge - the court therefore ruled she had consented. The French have pored over their love lives. Her child is now seven and is reportedly in foster care.
Despite their fame, Johnny Hallyday and Catherine Deneuve managed to keep a lifelong romance from fans, friends and family - hiding in planes and trains to meet for secret trysts, according to his biographer who revealed the simmering affair to the astonished Giirls in a new book. There is no official global limit for the age of consent but it tends be about 16, and the UN's Human Rights body encourages countries to protect children from sexual exploitation.
The tenderness and friendship have remained. A public prosecutor said on Saturday that a year-old man had been acquitted of rape after having sex with an year-old girl in Seine-et-Marne in when he was In the US, the age of sexual consent varies by state but is between 16 and 18 years old.
Local reports said the man's defence was that the girl had lied about her age to him. She was untouchable.
How does French law compare with elsewhere? There are however "close in age exemptions" so-called Romeo and Juliet laws to allow for small age gaps in consenting sexual relationships, to protect people from being labelled as sex offenders where one party is slightly underage. He was a self-professed womaniser, marrying four times, lastly to Laeticia Hallyday, 31 years his junior.
She had a son with the director Roger Vadim, was married to David Bailey and had a daughter with Marcello Mastroianni. Child marriage and laws that require people to marry their rapists can circumvent legal age consent limitations in national laws.
Ms Schiappa said her government was debating a defined age for irrefutable non-consent, between 13 and 15, as part of a new anti-sexism and sexual violence bill to be introduced in Age limits vary around the world, and exist to protect people who are not yet legally or emotionally competent to consent to sexual intercourse. It closely resembles a case in September which also prompted calls to change the law.
Yet biographer Gilles Lhote said they went to great lengths to hide their long romance from the world after hitting it off when they starred together in the film Les Parisiennes, when both were in their late teens and she was already with Vadim.