This is the main legal tool used to prosecute foreigners engaging in child sex tourism in Cambodia.Article 8 of the 'Law on Suppression of the Kidnapping, Trafficking, and Exploitation of Human Beings' states, Any person who commits acts of debauchery involving a minor below 15 years old, even if there is consent from the concerned minor, or even if the person has bought such minor from someone else or from a pimp, shall be punished by ten (10) to twenty (20) years in prison.There is an exception clause under Section 375, which stipulates: "Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under ﬁfteen years of age, is not rape".
A Public Interest Litigation filled by Independent Thought - organization working on child rights law, is being heard in the Supreme Court of India for declaring the exception allowing marital rape within prohibited child marriages as unconstitutional; Independent Thought vs. It was used to prosecute people for having anal or oral sex, although prosecutions are rare.The law was constitutionally challenged at the Delhi High Court in 2009 for violating the human rights of sexual minorities.Brunei, Hong Kong (heterosexual and male same-sex), Israel (involving penetration), Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine (West Bank), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan (regarding sex between females, heterosexual acts, and oral sex between males), Vietnam According to Article 345 [s amended by Legislative Decree n.7, 1985] The penalty of imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty years will be the punishment for anyone who has sex with a woman who is more than 14, but has not yet reached the age of sixteen, with consent.In 1892, the marital rape and subsequent death of a 10-year-old girl, Phulmoni Dasi, caused the age of consent to be raised from 10 to 12.
In 1949, it was raised to 15 after agitation from women groups about the adverse effect of early pregnancy. On 3 April 2014 the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 came into effect which raised the legal permissible age for sexual consent from 16 to 18.
The age of consent in this country is determined by Article 8, of Chapter 4 (Debauchery) of the Law on Suppression of the Kidnapping, Trafficking, and Exploitation of Human Beings, which has been specifically enacted to prohibit sex with children under 15.
The law prohibits "debauchery" with a child under 15, and this term (the original Cambodian word is “anacha”) has been interpreted by courts to forbid any form of sexual conduct (both consensual and non-consensual; both 'ordinary' sex and paid sex) with a child under 15.
A five-year prison sentence and fine may result if the girl under 14 years of age was acting as a prostitute. Any person who practices vaginal, anal or oral coitus with a minor aged less than 14 years is punishable with 5 to 20 years imprisonment. Any person who practices any act of sexual relief with a minor aged less than 14 years is punishable with 5 to 15 years imprisonment. Sexual acts with an adolescent Any person who, being an adult and apart from situations provided in this section, practices any relevant sexual act with a minor aged between 14 and 16 years, taking advantage of the inexperience of the same, is punishable with up to 5 years imprisonment.
The age of consent in East Timor is 14 regardless of gender or sexual orientation, per Article 177. In Hong Kong the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Marital rape per se is not a crime in India; but the position with regard to children is confusing.