UN agency criticizes Brazilian court's rape ruling
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The United Nations refugee agency said Thursday it was deplorable that Brazil's top appeals court ruled that sex with a 12-year-old does not necessarily constitute statutory rape.
Amerigo Incalcaterra, head of the UNCHR's regional office for South America, said in a statement that last week's decision by Brazil's Superior Court of Justice creates a dangerous precedent and discriminates against victims.
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