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.