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Refugee acquitted of rape ‘as he has different cultural norms’ – His female victim attempted suicide

Refugee acquitted of rape ‘as he has different cultural norms’ – His female victim attempted suicide

Country: 
France
News Date: 
22/11/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

A refugee from Bangladesh was tried by a French court and was  of a high school girl. The verdict was handed down yesterday. The young man also sexually assaulted another young girl. He was charged with both cases but acquitted of the rape. According to the defense the refugee has ‘different cultural norms’ or ‘cultural codes’ and could have misinterpreted the contact with the girl.