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A woman can always accuse you of rape. In the U.S., at least theoretically, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, so unless there is actual evidence you raped her, odds are you won't be convicted. If you are wrongly and maliciously accused, you can probably win a defamation suit as well. There is nothing you can legally do to prevent being accused -...


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The definition of what kind of interaction constitutes rape is normally defined by statute or by case law, which can vary somewhat from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Typically, "penetration" for sexual gratification secured by force would constitute rape, regardless of the gender of the perpetrator. Typically, "penetration" does not cease to be rape ...


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tl;dr: It might be rape, but it depends. There is the concept of rape by deception, which might apply here. However, that concept is usually only applied under very narrow circumstances - not every act of deception in a relationship can be used to later claim rape by deception. There was a related case in England in 2015, where the situation was reversed ...


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No part of the D.C. Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations Amendment Act of 2018 applies in the case of Tara Reade. The statue of limitations for criminal prosecution had already expired under the existing law and was not revived by the amendment. You are correct that there is a difference between the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution and civil ...


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It obviously varies by jurisdiction, but most jurisdictions I am familiar with have something like a "Statute of Limitations" where crimes cannot be prosecuted after a certain length of time because it was "too long ago". The logic is firstly that if you prosecute a pensioner for stealing a bottle of beer from a shop when they were 18, the person you are ...


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Short Answer No. This is not legal under Virginia law. It is a serious crime. Long Answer The basic reasoning This would be actionable as aggravated sexual battery and punishable by up to 20 years in prison, because the facts demonstrate a touching of intimate parts with an intent to molest (i.e. sexual abuse) and this is accomplished through the victim's ...


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Women are imprisoned on the grounds that they have confessed to engaging in pre-marital sex. If you're looking for the reason why this is the case even when they've been raped, it's because Islamic law, specifically, Sharia law, states that this is the punishment for engaging in pre-marital sex.


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How is holding her down and dry-humping her not molesting her? "Molesting" doesn't imply that any penetration or rape took place - it's a much broader term covering pretty much any sort of unwanted sexual contact (although more often, but not exclusively, used when a minor is involved). The definition for Molestation in Legal Dictionary at law.com ends ...


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The two year period applies to cases that were barred under the old statute of limitations but are "now allowed under the new statute of limitations." If the claim is so old that would be barred under the new statute, it cannot be brought during the two-year window. For civil claims, the new statute basically says that the claim must be brought ...


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Not disclosing transgender identity is not a crime of any kind, not rape, not fraud, not anything else. There is really no qualification to this statement. There is pretty much no plausible scenario in which concealing a transgender identity leads to liability for fraud of any kind and this never constitutes rape by deception. What is a crime and is ...


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You've built quite a few caveats into the hypothetical. I'm left with two suggestions, which I will offer here aware that this might constitute legal advice. So I make the disclaimer that these are general suggestions and do not apply to a specific situation. Film the entire sex act. You should keep each video until the statute of limitations has expired. ...


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§177 "Sexueller Übergriff; sexuelle Nötigung; Vergewaltigung" was recently changed. It now includes: (2) 3. der Täter ein Überraschungsmoment ausnutzt, this loosely translates to: "[in case] the perpetrator exploits a moment of surprise" Suddenly Chuck makes Bob a compliment and gropes Bob’s crotch. From your example it's clear that Chuck did ...


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Under the assumption stated, the lecherous millionaire is soliciting an act of prostitution, albeit with an unusually high price. His proposal would be just as illegal (or legal) as an offer of $100 for a sexual encounter. In most jurisdictions it would be a crime. George Bernard Shaw famously asked a woman if she would have sex with him (sleep with him, I ...


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There is not a single legal term that encompasses all of these offenses in most jurisdictions. Instead, there are a number of different offenses that could apply based upon whether or not there is sexual contact, the nature of the coercion involved, and certain other details of the offense. To use a concrete and precise example, I provide the exact language ...


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I'm not sure a case of harassment could be made out (it would depend on the circumstances in which you purportedly did those things or threatened her, except for touching her. Sexual assault The Sexual Offences Act 2003 defines sexual assault as: (1) A person (A) commits an offence if— (a) he intentionally touches another person (B), (b) the ...


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If she was under 16, it's rape. A child under that age cannot consent to intercourse. If she's older, it may still be sex abuse, which includes subjecting a person to sexual contact without express or implied consent. It may also still be rape, but I'm less clear on how Kentucky courts define implied consent.


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In the US, there are no laws against surgical circumcision with informed consent (and I don't know of any such laws in any other country). Parents are generally allowed to grant surrogate informed consent. There is no requirement that circumcision be carried out by a licensed physician or other approved practitioner. A person can be held civilly liable for ...


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The question is not properly framed in terms of the law: the relevant question isn't in terms of achieving orgasm or not, it is in terms of consent. Is it rape to continue having sex, when one party withdraws consent? In North Carolina, following State v. Way (rather sparse on details), consent explicitly cannot be withdrawn. In Illinois, on the other hand, ...


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Because in some jurisdictions it is While sexting underage subjects is pretty much a crime universally, sexting of anyone is illegal in many jurisdictions, For example, in most countries that follow Sharia law.


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The law seems to be different in the US to the UK. Under UK law, this is covered by the Sexual Offences Act, 2003, and there are 3 main categories of sexual assault Rape (Section 1) Penetration of any bodily orifice by the penis without consent (Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment whether against an adult or child) Sexual Assault by Penetration (Section 2)...


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Being disabled has nothing to do with it. If he is harassing students then after there is a complaint and investigation, then he can be banned from campus, and arrested for trespassing if he returns. But there would have to be a formal complaint made to the authorities first.


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It is illegal in Scotland. There is currently no law specifically against it in the rest of the UK. If you find this is unbelievable, yes it is. There are attempts now to change the laws. PS. There are no photos taken "of the act". Taking the photo is the act. The pervs use a selfy stick or just get down on the floor to take photos, or take photos on ...


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There are no small sexual assaults Indecent assault/sexual assault/sexual touching Different jurisdictions have different definitions but, wherever you are, the behavior you describe is a criminal offense and the appropriate course of action is to report it to both your employer and the police. The fact that the perpetrator is under the professional care ...


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In 1945? Not a chance. Basically, the only sexual crime that existed then was rape. In 2019? In New York, it appears the answer is still no. All sexual crimes require “sexual contact”: 3. “Sexual contact” means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party.  It includes the ...


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Police make arrests when they (or a judge) decides to Police have the legal power to make an arrest if: they witness a crime being committed. Indeed, anyone can make an arrest in this circumstance. they have reason to believe that a crime has been committed. they have a warrant from a judge. Some reasons why police can, but choose not to make an arrest ...


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The "how" part is, get the legislature to pass a law. LA. REV. STAT. ANN 15:542.1 says Any adult residing in this state who has pled guilty to, has been convicted of, or where adjudication has been deferred or withheld for the perpetration or attempted perpetration of, or conspiracy to commit, a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541 or a criminal ...


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I am not a lawyer. At 16, you are above the age of criminal responsibility, so your age becomes largely irrelevant. I am pretty sure that if with consent, all of those actions would be legal. Even if you had full blown sex, you would be very unlikely to be prosecuted. Without consent, touching her breasts would definitely be sexual assault. Telling ...


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According to the Wikipedia article Sexual harassment, sexual harassment is not a statutory offence in Germany: Sexual harassment is no statutory offence in Germany. In special cases it might be chargeable as "Insult" (with sexual context) as per § 185 Strafgesetzbuch but only if special circumstances show an insulting nature. (The German Wikipedia ...


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The difference is one of intent and consent. In the linked question, the act was presented with no suggestion of benevolent intent on the part of the actor (and no hint that you were in fact talking about circumcision). Male infant circumcision is normally done with the consent of the parent or guardian on behalf of the infant, and is generally intended for ...


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Assuming that the age of criminal responsibility in your jurisdiction is more than five (I don't know any jurisdictions where it isn't), then you can't be arrested for this. It is possible that the therapist will have to report the information, and it will appear on your record if you apply to work with vulnerable people. On the other hand, if your parents ...


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