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German justice minister announces harsher punishment against sexual assault from Deutsche Welle, 07/20/2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

img-icon-newsGerman newspapers including Berlin’s “tageszeitung” and the “Hannover Allgemeine Zeitung” reported on Monday that sexual abuse “by taking advantage of special circumstances” will be condemned under an alteration of paragraph 179 of Germany’s penal code.

More specifically, the draft legislation will address sexual abuse which exploits a victim’s fear of a “perceived menace.”

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