Sexual Assault

Unlawful sexual intercourse with another without consent. Most forms of rape are executed with force or threat of force. Rape can also be done through trick or deceit. This would include drugging a person into sexual submission. In either case, the major element to prove is the lack of consent. Statutory rape occurs when a person has sexual intercourse with an underage minor. It is irrelevant whether or not the minor consented since it is presumed that a minor does not possess the mental capacity to consent.

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