162 personalities from the artistic world signed a platform calling for the protection of children from sexual crimes by setting the threshold for non-consent at 15 years and 18 years in the event of incest.
Signatory of this text, Tristane Banon returned on Saturday to the microphone of Europe 1 on his demands.
"It should be obvious."
162 personalities from the artistic world signed a forum on Friday calling for the protection of children from sexual crimes by setting the threshold for non-consent at 15 years and 18 years in the event of incest.
Among the signatories is Tristane Banon, who was one of the first in the 2000s to say that she had been the victim of sexual assault by Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
"France is one of the countries in Europe which has not yet legislated on the threshold of non-consent of children," she regrets on Saturday at the microphone of Europe 1.
"10 million French" victims of sexual violence before 18 years old
The signatories demand that any act of sexual penetration committed by an adult on a minor under 15 be automatically considered a crime, without it being possible to question the consent of the victim.
"It should be obvious. The fear of children and the hold of adults can mean that the victims will not struggle, not show non-consent. Before 15 years, consent is not possible in a relationship. with an adult ", underlines Tristane Banon.
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The forum qualifies as "small progress" the text of the Billon law adopted by the Senate on January 21 aimed at setting the threshold for non-consent to sexuality at 13 years.
"It's good but it's not enough", says Tristane Banon, who adds: "The grip lasts well beyond this age."
Referring to a "mass crime", the forum cites estimates according to which "ten million French people" were victims of sexual violence before the age of 18, and recalls "that a minor child (is) raped every hour in France".
Towards the introduction of "a 5-year age gap"?
The government said Tuesday "in favor" of adopting this threshold at 15 years.
But to "avoid criminalizing a consensual adolescent relationship that continues after the age of majority", the executive would however like to introduce "an age gap of 5 years".
"We understand that we must protect these possible loves. But we advocate a law to protect the greatest number, not the marginal cases", answers Tristane Banon.
She concludes: "It is up to lawmakers to find a solution that does not become an escape route for child criminals."