RAPE CRIME PENNSYLVANIA
Rape is defined as a person that has sexual intercourse with a person and compels such person to submit by force, against their will, or compels such person to submit by threat of bodily injury, is guilty of the crime of rape, whether or not the victim resists the attack. Most state’s rape laws apply even if the attacker is the spouse of the victim.
In the context of the crime of rape the words “sexual intercourse”: include oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or with, the sexual organ or any other object.
Sexual intercourse with a minor or person with a mental disability is called statutory rape, and is charged even if the sexual intercourse was by consent.
Rape is a 1st degree felony, in Pennsylvania. . The penalties vary according to the circumstances surrounding the rape and the severity of the physical injuries involved.
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