Tell Idaho Not to Condone Rape of Unmarried Women
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Last summer, a woman in southwestern Idaho became the victim of her boyfriend's deceit, who tricked her into having sex with a stranger. After reporting this crime to the police, both men were arrested and subsequently indicted by a grand jury on charges of rape, and conspiracy to commit rape.
Both men were later set free, and all charges were dismissed, thanks to very specific wording in Idaho's rape law. Bound by this law, the judge had no other choice.
According to subsection 7 of Idaho Code 18-6101, rape of a woman by deceit and concealment is only unlawful if she believes the perpetrator is her husband. Idaho lawmakers have excluded a woman's protection against rape that is committed by someone pretending to be her unmarried partner.
Tell Idaho lawmakers that deceiving a person into sex is rape, regardless of marital status.
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