Street sex pests facing €90 on-the-spot fines

The first on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment in the street can now be given out as a new law on sexual violence comes into force to target sex pests, upskirting and child rape.

Called the Loi Schiappa, the Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa said it marked a major social change in France.

The final MPs’ vote came after video was released of a woman being violently punched in a Paris street for rebuking a man who had harassed her.

Marie Laguerre was attacked in broad daylight as she passed a Paris café and said it was “not the first time that ...

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