Dutch Supreme Court rules a ‘forced tongue kiss’ is not rape: Judges overturn man’s conviction after attack in hospital toilet

  • Court overturned rape conviction where man ‘forced tongue kissed’ woman
  • Reversed 1998 ruling defining rape as any unwanted sexual penetration
  • ‘Forced kiss’ to be considered indecent assault, say Dutch Supreme Court

A forced kiss will no longer be considered rape in the Netherlands, a court ruled today.

The Dutch Supreme Court narrowed its definition of rape, saying that a ‘forced tongue kiss’ should no longer be regarded among the worst forms of sexual assault.

The ruling came as the court overturned a rape conviction of a 36-year-old Dutchman who forced his tongue into a woman’s mouth in a hospital toilet.

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