He asks that there be no limit to prosecute this type of crime. EELV MEP Yannick Jadot, potential presidential candidate, welcomed this Wednesday a “progress” on the part of the government in the fight against sexual crimes against minors, but called for their imprescriptibility.
The government said on Tuesday it was “in favor” that any act of sexual penetration committed by an adult on a minor under the age of 15 now automatically constitutes a crime, without it being possible to question the consent of the victim. . “This is a step forward that I welcome because we are facing violence that has been too long underplayed in our society, it is time that we sanction the traumas that are created, the lives ravaged. », Welcomed Yannick Jadot.
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On the other hand, the ecologist believes that the government is committing a “mistake” by proposing a “sliding prescription” rather than imprescriptibility. “In the minds of the guilty, in the minds of the rapists, there must be this idea of imprescriptibility, that is to say that if I am guilty of this abominable act, well it can sue me all life, ”said EELV MEP.
The difficulty “of establishing facts 30 years later, 40 years later”
Regarding the prescription, some associations for the defense of children ask that sexual crimes against minors become imprescriptible. They are currently prescribed 30 years after the majority of the victim. “We still have to be careful” because it is “not always easy for justice to establish facts 30 years later, 40 years later, so you have to find the right balance”, warned Public Senate on LREM deputy François de Rugy.
He considered “extremely important” the government’s proposal that it be the statute of limitations in relation to the last known victim that can initiate investigations into all the previous potential victims. It is the “turning point” of society on these questions which “leads us to change the law”, underlined on France 2 the Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti, who, with his colleague in charge of Children and Families, Adrien Taquet, was commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron to “develop proposals” on these subjects.
To have these provisions adopted, the government intends to act “very quickly”, by supporting either the bill recently adopted at first reading in the Senate, or another similar proposal to be debated next week in the National Assembly. “I have the feeling that these first proposals of the Minister of Justice are going in the right direction”, approved Sud Radio deputy RN Sébastien Chenu.
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