Human rights advocates are furious about a decision by a Brazilian appeals court finding that a man accused of having sex with three twelve-year-old girls could not be convicted of rape.
The court found that having sex with a minor is not necessarily constitute statutory rape when there are extenuating circumstances. In this case, those circumstances included that the girls had worked as prostitutes.
Maria do Rosario Nunes, Brazil’s human rights minister, pledged to get the decision overturned.
The court’s president said the court is open to revising the decision.
Via The Washington Post.