POCSO Act not intended to penalise adolescents or teenagers in romantic relationships: Madras High Court

There can be no second thought that the offences under the POCSO Act are serious, the Judge clarified. All the same, the Justice Venkatesh expressed that concern that the law is being misused by certain sections.
POCSO Act not intended to penalise adolescents or teenagers in romantic relationships: Madras High Court
Justice Anand Venkatesh, judge of the Madras High Court

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) does not intend to bring within its scope, cases involving adolescent teenagers in romantic relationships, Madras High Court recently said while quashing a POCSO case lodged against a man in his early twenties for having eloped with a teenage girl and consummated the relationship.

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