Party of pedophiles
The week's news at a glance.
The Netherlands has a new political party devoted to legalizing sex with 12-year-olds. The Charity, Freedom, and Diversity Party, which registered this week, wants to legalize bestiality and child pornography, while lowering the age of sexual consent from 16 to 12. A ban just makes children curious, said party founder Ad van den Berg. We want to make pedophilia a subject for discussion. Childrens advocates were appalled. They make out as if they want more rights for children, anti-pedophile campaigner Ireen van Engelen told Amsterdams Allgemeen Dagblad. But their position that children should be allowed sexual contact from age 12 is of course just in their own interest.