• China considers repealing crime of sex with underage prostitutes

    China considers repealing crime of sex with underage prostitutes

    China’s top legislature is debating abolishing the crime of sex with underage prostitutes and identifying it instead as rape, during a six-day bimonthly legislative session that started on Monday.
    The current law states that people who have sex with prostitutes under the age of 14 face a maximum penalty of 15 years’ imprisonment, while those found guilty of raping a child may incur the death penalty.

    The crime was originally written into the Criminal Law in 1997 to crack down on the […]