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#Statutory Rape

# statutory-rape - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Burqa row: Steve Bannon comes out to bat for Boris Johnson

Bannon has said that Johnson has “nothing to apologise for”.

# statutory-rape - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Oscar-winning director won't be sent to the US to face sentence for statutory rape

Roman Polanski is still wanted in the United States for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Gailey.

# statutory-rape - Friday 8 April, 2016

16-year-old charged with raping a girl the same age as him granted bail

The teenager, who was 15 at the time of the alleged incident, has been granted bail.

# statutory-rape - Saturday 5 March, 2016

16-year-old faces charge for having consensual sex with girl the same age as him

A judge has voiced “serious concerns” for the boy who is in State-care.

# statutory-rape - Friday 4 January, 2013

Irish Film Institute highlights Roman Polanski films

Controversial director under the spotlight in January schedule of films as two of his major movies are re-released.

# statutory-rape - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Norris: Unpublished Nawi letters are covered by legal privilege

Senator David Norris says more letters seeking clemency for Ezra Nawi are covered by “professional legal privilege”.

# statutory-rape - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Ezra Nawi rape conviction went unreported in Israel: report

The story which has ended the presidential hopes of David Norris has only come to light 14 years later.

# statutory-rape - Monday 1 August, 2011

Israel and Labour deny plot against Norris as backers consider support

More details emerge about the scandal that has rocked the independent Senator’s campaign.

# statutory-rape - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

POLICE IN FRANCE investigating a prostitution ring have charged star international footballer Franck Ribéry with soliciting an under-age prostitute.
Bayern Munich’s Ribéry and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema were taken in for questioning over allegations that a Parisian nightclub had offered its clients the service of under-age girls as prostitutes.
Benzema is expected to appear in court later today and could face similar charges to those of his international team mate. Both deny any wrong-doing over the scandal.

The BBC reports that one woman who came forward to investigators told them she was paid for sex with the two players.

Ribery’s lawyer claims the footballer believed her to be 18 years old when they met last year. The woman, Zahia Dehar (now 18), says she did not tell her age to either footballer.

She also claims to have slept with another French international, Lyon striker Sydney Govou.

Although the age of consent in France is 15 and prostitution is not in itself illegal (as long as the woman is aged 18 or over), paid sex with a minor is prosecuted as statutory rape.

If ultimately convicted of any involvement, the footballers could face up to three years in prison and a fine of €45,000.