The Crime Of Rape And Rape Essay

909 Words Mar 24th, 2015 4 Pages
P.L.214-2013, SEC.36 which became effective July 1 2014 designates a defendant as committing the crime of rape if they knowingly or with intent have sexual intercourse with a person of the opposite sex when by force or imminent threat of force. This charge may also be levied if the victim is unaware that the sexual intercourse is taking place; or is so mentally disabled or impaired that they cannot consent to sexual activity.
Sefctions (b) and (c) of the statute elaborate on other elements that may also be pertinent. ("Information maintained by,",n.d. ). Statutory rape laws have been passed to shield minors from sexual abuse from both adults and perpetrators’ of their own age. In Indiana sexual intercourse with anyone less than fourteen years of age is illegal irrespective of the age of the perpetrator. Sexual intercourse with a victim14 years of age and less than 16 years of age is a crime if the perpetrator 18 years of age or older (Glosser, Gardiner & Fishman, 2004). The crime of rape involving sexual intercourse, oral or anal is a Class B felony which is punishable by six to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if the perpetrator is above the age of 21. The crime of rape involving sexual intercourse oral or anal is a Class C felony punishable by two to eight years’ and a fine of up to $10,000 if the perpetrator is under the age of 21(Mince-Didier,n.d) . If a defendant is under the age of 21 but not more than four years older…

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