Wednesday June 3, 2020

Statutory rape age may be reduced

The Law Reform Commission has recommended reducing the age limit for statutory rape from 14 to 12.

27th May, 2006

The Law Reform Commission has recommended reducing the age limit for statutory rape from 14 to 12.

Its report will now be considered as the Department of Justice drafts legislation, following last Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgment striking down part of a 1935 act which criminalised underage sex in all circumstances.

The appeal was brought by a young man who faced four charges under the 1935 act for having consensual sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was 16.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 5 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago