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Bishop Says Age Should Be Raised

As the debate continues over the age of sexual consent, the Christian Council President is weighing in, saying it should be adjusted.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the debate continues over the age of sexual consent, the Christian Council President is weighing in, saying it should be adjusted.

Berthony McDermott reports.



As cabinet considers raising the legal age of consent, Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander is supporting that view.

He says 18 is a suitable age.

His comments shadow those of Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper who in a Facebook post said cabinet is looking into the matter.

He said the discussion about the age of consent should be followed by action on the part of lawmakers.

Cooper previously called for the legal age of consent to be increased to 18 years of age.

Cooper’s statement came after National Security Minister Wayne Munroe was blasted for saying a four-year sentence given to a man who impregnated a 14-year-old girl was too severe.

Fernander added that he doesn’t believe in blaming the victim but in protecting them.

He stressed though that the church is doing its part.

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