What Is The Meaning Of Date Rape  

Date rape can be defined as a sexual assault of a woman by her male escort or date. The rapist is usually the woman’s escort. Possible date rape scenarios include by pursuing her to drink alcohol or alcohol laced with any sleep inducing drug or by exerting psychological pressure upon her and then having forcible sexual intercourse with her.

There are many cases where the victim has no memory of a sexual assault, probably because of the effects of a drug or alcohol.

Most date rapists use sleep inducing drugs in the form of pills, cocaine, marijuana and other sleep inducing drugs.

Most victims of date rape suffer psychological and/or physical trauma including bruises, abrasions in the pelvic area as well as trauma, embarrassment, and humiliation.

Legal Definition of Date Rape:
According to an Indiana statute date rape is described as follows:

Sec. 1. (A) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who knowingly or intentionally has sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex when:

  • The other person is compelled by force or imminent threat of force;
  • The other person is unaware that the sexual intercourse is occurring; or
  • The other person is so mentally disabled or deficient that consent to sexual intercourse cannot be given; commits rape, a Class B felony.

(b) An offense described in subsection (a) is a Class A felony if:

  • It is committed by using or threatening the use of deadly force;
  • It is committed while armed with a deadly weapon;
  • It results in serious bodily injury to a person other than a defendant; or
  • The commission of the offense is facilitated by furnishing the victim, without the victim's knowledge, with a drug (as defined in IC 16-42-19-2(1)) or a controlled substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9) or knowing that the victim was furnished with the drug or controlled substance without the victim's knowledge.

The law is quite similar for rape, which includes date rape, in the other states of the US

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