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A 14-year-old schoolboy has been ordered to go on the sex offenders' register after giving a classmate a love bite.

Judges told the teenager - from Bavaria, Germany - he had to provide a sample of DNA for the biometric register after being found guilty of sexual abuse of the 13-year-old girl.

The case emerged after the girl came home from school with a love bite on her neck and her angry parents pressed charges.

Youth court prosecutors said he had kissed her so that a "love bite of clearly visible dimensions" had appeared.

Now judges from the Federal Constitutional Court - Germany's highest court - have suspended the sex register ruling while they investigate the case after an appeal from the boy's family.

"There is no reason whatsoever for supposing the boy should commit serious crimes in the future," said his lawyer.

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