Definition - What does Rape mean?

Rape is a crime in which one person forces another person to have sexual intercourse with them by force, threat of injury, or another type of threat.

Rape is considered to be a serious crime, and those convicted of rape can be sentenced to many years in prison.

Justipedia explains Rape

The laws surrounding rape have changed over the years. Initially, for example, it was not illegal for a man to have sex with his wife against her will. Also, rape used to be defined as a man forcing a woman to have sex with him against her will. Both of these things have now changed. Now, a person can be convicted of rape if they force their partner to have sex with them against their will. Additionally, women can now be convicted of rape too.

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