Sexual Harassment


  1. Sexual harassment.

 Section 302-1: This section provides that whoever takes advantage of the authority on him by his position to harass another using order, threats, constraint or pressure in order to obtain sexual favours shall be punished with imprisonment for from 6 months to 1 year and with a fine of from 100,000frs. The penalty shall be imprisonment for from 1 to 3 years if the victim is a minor. Finally, the penalty shall be imprisonment for from 3 to 5 years if the offender is in charge of the education of the victim.

  1. v) Incest

This provision is put forth by Section 360 of the Cameroon penal code which states that whoever has sexual intercourse with any legitimate or natural ascendant or descendant in the direct line without limitation as to degree, or his brother or sister, whether legitimate or natural and whether of the whole or of the half blood shall be punished with imprisonment of from 1 to 3 years and a fine of from 20,000frs to 500,000frs.

  1. vi) Subsequent Marriage

Section 297 of the CPC states that marriage freely consented between the offender and the victim even where she is over puberty at the time of the commission of the offence shall have no effect on the prosecution on the prosecution and conviction.