Parental rights revoked after French child prostitution trial

[JURIST] A French court Friday revoked the parental rights of eight individuals convicted for running a child prostitution ring [JURIST report] earlier this week. Sixty-two men and women were convicted for offering forty-five children, ranging in age from six months to fifteen years, for sex from 1999 to 2002. The French court's decision will make the eight parents' children wards of the state, while 14 other parents received limited rights allowing them to still visit their children. The case is considered the country's biggest sex trial [JURIST report] to date. Reuters has more.

 

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