Legal Definition of Rape

In light of the recent addition of charges against Ron Jeremy people are talking about the legal definition of rape. This was updated by the justice department, and it is now defined as follows,

“The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

Sexual assault is not the same as rape.

The term “sexual assault” means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the victim lacks the capacity to consent.



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Legal Definition of Rape

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