Sex without consent was a criminal offense in Ukraine

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Sex without voluntary consent would qualify Ukraine as a crime. The relevant amendments to the criminal code came into force on Friday, January 11, reports RIA Novosti.

According to the amendments adopted by Parliament in December 2017, any citizen of Ukraine can write a statement about the rape if the sexual act was committed without mutual consent. “Consent is considered voluntary if it is the result of the free will of the person, with the attendant circumstances”, — is spoken in the new edition.

Subject to amendment, and sexual relations within marriage. For violence against a spouse can receive up to 10 years of imprisonment and the maximum penalty for the same actions against a stranger — 5 years in prison.

Previously, rape in the Ukraine were considered sexual acts committed by using threats, violence or abuse of a helpless condition.

In 2018, the sex without the mutual consent of acknowledged rape in Sweden, and in the French legislation began to be considered rape of any sex, an adult with a person under 15 years of age.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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