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Bottom line: Whether it's rape depends on the state, but its certainly a serious crime that'll carry a serious punishment. Under English common law, rape necessitated carnal knowledge (penis in vagina). Most states have expanded their definitions to include other forms of penetration. The dry humping you speak of wouldn't include penetration, so in many ...


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Most states have two parallel sets of sexual assault statutes. One set punishes sexual assaults involving sexual penetration that has greater penalties. The other set punishes sexual assaults involving sexual contact without sexual penetration that has smaller penalties but otherwise the same elements of the offense. Usually, almost every offense which is a ...


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