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Is it rape to have sex with a man without disclosing that one is a male-to-female transgender person?

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 ...
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Is it rape to have sex with a man without disclosing that one is a male-to-female transgender person?

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 ...
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How can a community based not-for-profit be sued?

From their website: Metro Vancouver Kink is an incorporated, non-profit society. That is, they are a corporation and corporations are legal people, capable of suing and being sued just like natural ...
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What kind of a legal action a man needs to take prior to having sex with a woman in order to make sure she can't accuse him of rape?

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 ...
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Is dry humping sexual assault?

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 ...
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Is it rape if it is a woman on a girl?

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 ...
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Is it considered rape if a victim doesn't understand what is happening?

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 ...
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Does the statute of limitations apply in the case of Tara Reade?

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 ...
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How are old allegations handled?

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 ...
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Is it legal to grope an unconscious person in Virginia?

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 ...
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Why does Dubai (and other countries) imprison women who report being raped?

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 ...
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Is forceless groping illegal in Germany?

§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 ...
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Are "Dry humping" and "Molesting" the same thing?

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 ...
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Does the lecherous millionaire violate any laws?

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 ...
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Does the statute of limitations apply in the case of Tara Reade?

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 ...
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Does a sex-for-food/protection arrangement qualify as rape?

Socially the woman has become a "kept woman". It would not be rape, at least in most jurisdictions, because the officer is using neither force nor threats of force. The duress is from her ...
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What kind of a legal action a man needs to take prior to having sex with a woman in order to make sure she can't accuse him of rape?

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 ...
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Is it considered rape if a victim doesn't understand what is happening?

YES! - "I don't understand" isn't consent and, in any case, she is below the age of consent in Kentucky by 3 years. It is really hard to understand the need for this question in 2020.
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If a woman finishes before a man during sex and he continues is he raping her?

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 ...
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What is the legal term for coerced indecent acts (not including rape)?

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 ...
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Will it be called rape in US?

No. The conduct described would be illegal quid pro quo sexual harassment (whether or not the subordinate was promoted), for which a civil lawsuit by the subordinate for money damages would be ...
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Liability in Loudoun county rapes

I'll start with a list of issues presented and also note at the outset that the question correctly notes that both the school district (which is an entity distinct from the county), and the ...
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What does UK law say about "sexual suggestions" to a 14 year-old when I am 16?

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 ...
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Difference between felony assault of an adult vs felony assault of a minor?

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 ...
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Is there any recourse for a medical professional if a patient sexually assaults them in a small way?

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 ...
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Why does the Wikipedia article on "sex offender" list "sexting" as a crime?

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 ...
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How can a community based not-for-profit be sued?

To expand a bit on Dale's answer, being able to sue or be sued is actually often the primary reason that not-for-profit or even for-profit organizations choose to incorporate. By incorporating, the ...
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What legal action can you take if someone calls you a sex offender with no proof?

This is defamation, a civil matter, where you may sue the person who makes these statements. If you sue them, the question is whether accusing a person of sexually abusing a 2 year old would lower the ...
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If an allegation is approved, does it mean that the statistics cited in the allegation is correct?

Not in this case First, we are having an appeals court case that is filed against the dismissal of the real case - there had been no trial. It's a research into if there was a clear error of the court,...
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Is forced cunnilingus or analingus rape?

In the United States, each state is free to define their own version of what is rape and what is sexual assault. Many States view rape and sexual assault to be of "equal severity", but they ...
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