More than 1 in 10 French women raped, study reports

Half the victims were children or teens at time of attack, which took place at home in 42% of cases

More than one in ten French women have been raped at least once, according to a study on sexual violence published on Friday as the global abuse scandal widens.

Twelve percent of the 2,167 women polled by the Fondation Jean Jaures thinktank said they had suffered “sexual penetration with violence, constraint or surprise”, the legal definition of rape in France.

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