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Neuchatel brings in new sex laws

Local News // Aug. 31, 2016
Neuchatel brings in new sex laws

The Canton of Neuchâtel is to adopt a new law on prostitution and pornography, which they say will meet the needs of a changing society.

The minimum age for the use of prostitution services will be set to 18 and it will allow prostitution in specialised public places such as cabarets.

That's despite the criminal law setting the age of consent to 16 years.

The revised law also prohibits prostitution in public places and will introduce measures to provide social support to prostitutes

The Neuchâtel cantonal law criminalises neither prostitutes nor their clients.

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