Spain set to raise age of consent from 13 to 15

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The Spanish government is considering raising the age of sexual consent from 13 to 15 in a reform of the country's penal code, in a bid to limit child sexual abuse. [...]

The debate over the age of consent and age of marriage has been raging in Spain for some time. Spain remains one of Europe's most permissive countries regarding teenage matrimony and consensual sex. The country's age of consent, 13, is the lowest in Europe after the Vatican's 12. But the 2012 murder of a 13-year-old girl by her 39-year-old lover in the village of El Salobral (Albacete) sparked a debate over the age of consent. The victim's parents had already alerted police of the couple's age gap but officers were unable to intervene because their relationship was not illegal at that stage.

source: Article 'Spain set to raise age of consent from 13 to 15'; www.thelocal.es/20150113/spain-set-to-raise-age-of-consent-from-13-to-15; The Local; 13 January 2015