EELV MEP Yannick Jadot, a potential presidential candidate, welcomed a government “breakthrough” in the fight against sex crimes against minors on Wednesday, but called for it to be indescribable.
The government said Tuesday it was “in favor” that any sexual penetration committed by an adult on a minor under the age of 15 automatically constitutes a crime without the victim’s consent being questioned.
It is time we sanctioned the amount of trauma that occurs
“This is a step forward, which I welcome, because we are exposed to violence that has not been played out in our society for too long. It is time to sanction the level of trauma and the level of life destroyed,” said the congratulations Mr. Jadot.
On the other hand, the ecologist believes that the government is making a “mistake” by suggesting a “displaceable recipe” rather than an indescribable one.
“In the minds of the culprits, in the minds of the rapists, there must be this idea of indescribability, that is, if I am guilty of this heinous act, it can sue me all my life,” said EELV MEP.
Regarding prescribing, some child defense associations are calling for sex crimes against minors to become indescribable – they are currently prescribed 30 years after the majority of the victim.
You have to find the right balance
“We still have to be careful” because “it’s not always easy for the judiciary to come up with facts 30 years later, 40 years later, so you have to find the right balance,” the Senate warned LREM MP François de Rugy. He found the government’s proposal “extremely important” that it be the statute of limitations for the last known victim that can investigate any previous potential victim.
It is the “turning point” of society on these issues that “leads us to change the law”, France 2 underlined Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti, who with his colleague in charge of children and families, Adrien Taquet, did so by Emmanuel Macron instructs them to develop “proposals” on these topics.
In order to pass these provisions, the government intends to act “very quickly”, either by endorsing the recent Senate first reading bill or a similar proposal due to be debated in the National Assembly next week. “I feel that these first proposals from the Justice Minister are a step in the right direction,” agreed RN Sébastien Chenu, Deputy MP for Sud Radio.