A court has said than an 11 year old consented to sex with a 28 year old male as she did not protest verbally or physically.
The girl was coaxed into the man’s home in April, he sexually assaulted her.
Prosecutors could not however justify that he raped her, he was eventually charged with sexual abuse of a minor.
The girl’s family believe she was raped, her Mother said, “She thought it was too late, that she didn’t have the right to protest, that it wouldn’t make any difference, so she went into auto pilot, without emotion and without reaction.”
The decision has not gone down lightly in France, unlike the UK, if a child under 13 is penetrated it is classed as rape.