Belgium Parliament to Lower Age of Consent to 13


Brussels | The Belgian Federal Parliament will vote this week on a motion which could lower the legal age of sexual consent from 16 to 13 years of age.

Laurent Cassius, a member of the opposition, proposed the motion which “could free thousands of unjustly convicted prisoners” if the assembly decides to pass it.

“Our prisons are filled with young men that have been robbed of their youth, condemned to rot in jail for an act that should not be a crime. Why are we denying these young men the chance to play a more positive role in modern society?”, he asked before the assembly Tuesday.

Some even argue that a law on the age of consent has become superfluous and should no longer exist

– Laurent Cassus

Outdated laws

Laws on pedophilia are outdated claims top German attorney, Hans Goldberg.

“There will be the need for a consolidation of national laws under the current European system on the legal aspects of sex. Most of these national rulings don’t represent the modern social complexities of our times and are legally baseless. Some even argue that a law on the age of consent has become superfluous and should no longer exist” claims the lawyer who has worked for more than 35 years in his field of work.

“Just think about how 2,000 years ago the Greeks were a much more open society. We must remember that love between a man and a boy were not as taboo as today” explains cultural anthropologist, Thomas Black, from the University of Michigan.

Adults who have sex with underage children now face from two to six years in prison and up to 12 years according to current Belgian law if they have performed oral or penetrative sex. 

The age of consent varies by jurisdiction across Europe and are currently set between 13 and 18.

18 Comments on "Belgium Parliament to Lower Age of Consent to 13"

  1. Populist Alliance | May 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Reply

    Laws on pedophilia are outdated claims top german attorney, Hans Goldsberg……

    — Those who could not see the connection between legalisation of gay marriage and legalisation of incest, child sex, bestiality, bondage were either naive or wilfully trying to pull the wool over the public’s eyes. The vast majority of people wishing to legalise anything actually practice it themselves…..

    Next stop – the United Kingdom. It is a ratchet effect whereby the whole fabric of society as we know it is unravelled and those with an “unusual” sexual agenda are able to practice it with full backing from the law. If your child is being “groomed” and the law allows it to happen, then the only recourse is to turn vigilante..

    • shaunthebrummie | May 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm |

      i bet the muslims are licking their lips….

    • What does nature have to say about it?
      If a 14 year old practices sex with a 12 year old (boy/girl)and she happens to conceive a child, who is to take responsibility of the child and how does prison benefit any of the two lovers.

      Finally…What is the appropriate age to make love and who sets it and on what grounds?

  2. it’s 13 in Spain and Italy and neither country has descended into depravity.

    • Sam, are you ok with child abuse? Or are you just a sodomite?

    • @Sarah Perhaps you’d like to read Sam’s comment again and wash your filthy mouth and mind.

      A statement of fact and a whore ad hominem attack. I’ve seen that before once or twice.

      I know why you want to abuse the consent of young women. And no, you putrid dependant, I don’t sleep with dependent women selling themselves to perverts who marry them. You’re all too young to be allowed to breed.

      Learn how to take care of yourself.

    • The age of consent in Italy is 14, dear Sam. In Spain it was RAISED from 12 to 13 in 1999 – BUT: “if deceit is used in gaining the consent of a minor under 16 years an individual can be charged under Article 183(1) [104] upon parental complaint.”

    • No, they have not descended. They simply never rose above it. There’s a reason Spanish and Italian men are seen as sleazy and depraved by everyone else in Europe. Multiple reasons, this being one of them.

  3. Allan Fisher | May 19, 2014 at 4:15 am | Reply

    just because you are a judge, parliamentarian or priest does not mean that you are not self serving and will try to change things to suite their behavior and beliefs. Pedophiles do it as well as various interest groups. Its up to the majority to stand up for the innocent and underprivileged.

  4. Brian Cherrie | May 19, 2014 at 2:36 am | Reply

    These experts are insane, why would you even consider such a change in law and to quote, that love between a man and a boy where not as taboo as today is outrageous. There is no love when a man has it off with a child, its simply called child rape, a man taking advantage of a child is a criminal act and should be deterred at all costs and the perpetrator should be imprisoned. Would you like your children abused by an adult? I don’t think so.

    • Every single child is horribly abused with violence, lies and shame; invariably in private at a very early age by one or both parents who want the child to love and respect them instead of themselves.

      Would you like your children abused by an adult? Don’t have children if you don’t. Everyone is wearing clothes to hide their traumatic abuse of their toddler innocence.

    • araya soma | May 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm |

      yes its disgusting , those guys , all of them in power are paedophles thats why they want the law changed to suit their filthy habit…belgium is literally already the center of pedophilia, a big ring of it exist here, sex should be sacred anyway and no way should it be legal before 16

  5. This is insane..

    • Age of consent is to protect innocent children from exploitative relationships with adults. It does not hinder sexual relationships between responsible people. A responsible person does not allow themselves to get into a sexual relationship with a child. Laws should be aligned along best not worst practice

    • Stupid European system. 18 + male should be castrated if they sleep with 16-1year female.

      CASTRATE THE MONKEYS. They are monkeys for they want to behave like animals.

    • J,
      What about all the female teachers that take advantage of their young male students? What punishment for them on the same level as castration?

    • Donna Pierini | May 21, 2014 at 1:48 am |

      Wow ! How evil,sinful, harmful and corrupt of Belgium to not care about a young child and keeping that child safe and pure, no they’re so sick they care about the sexual predators attacking these young kids !!! God says in His Word,that it is better to tie a rope around your neck with a boulder attached to it and throw yourself into the sea than to HARM ANY CHILD !!!! All I know is Belgium better protect these children with GOOD LAWS instead of condoning sexual acts on kids !!!! THIS MAKES ME SICK !!!

    • Dan Bordas | May 26, 2014 at 11:36 pm |

      Donna Pierini “God says in His Word,that it is better to tie a rope around your neck with a boulder attached to it and throw yourself into the sea than to HARM ANY CHILD !!!!”

      Really Donna? Elisha and the Two Bears (2 Kings 2:23-25)
      Read your book.

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