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Outdated laws

Laws on pedophilia are outdated claims top German attorney, Hans Goldberg.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

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

  1. Michael Hunt | May 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm | Reply

    Has anyone stopped to consider that Mr. Cassius may simply be riding the Arab money train and his motives are to empower Muslim men to legally practice pedophilia as their Prophet directed them to do?

  2. And most of the under age sex in Britain is by Muslims against vunerable young girls .Are they the ones that they want freeing from prison

  3. some of the comments fro lawyers and anthropologists are based upon a mental health defect in these men. as for Greeks 2000 years ago – where did that society go – it imploded and is gone. why do perverts want to revert to 2000 year ago uncivilized behaviors?

  4. into the depths of immoral hell for children — and the country. this is legal pedophilia happening in a supposed civilized nation.

  5. Penny Furman | May 21, 2016 at 7:01 am | Reply

    This is a mental disorder that has not yet been classified. There is no reason a full grown man should have sex with a child. Age of consent should be no less than 16. Anything younger than that should be acrime. A child cannot make those kinds of decisions. Predators are very sick people. They kill children after having sex with them many times.

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