Even before the Weinstein affair, Schiappa had been pushing for a law to impose on-the-spot fines for catcalling women in public, lengthen the statute of limitation on sex crimes and introduce a presumption of sexual non-consent between children below 15 and adults. In September, a 28-year-old man near Paris received only a minor charge after sex with an 11-year-old: the girl had gone “willingly” with him and therefore “consented,” the court ruled, causing public outrage.