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A Change is within range: Sexual Offence Court now in session – By Yvonne Sam

A Change is within range–     Sexual Offence Court now in session.

By Yvonne Sam

Dear Editor,

It is every parentworstnightmares on discovering that not only did their underage child have sex, but is also bearing the fruit of such an act. For centuries, the law formally forbidding sexual activity with children has operated on the basis that there is a certain age below which children cannot consent to sex. Currently in Guyana the age of consent is 16. This age was raised from 13 to 16 on October 31, 2005 by a unanimous resolution of the Parliament of Guyana, amending.        Continue reading

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