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Can Women Be Convicted of Rape?

Can Women Be Convicted of Rape?

In 2014, the FBI released a report saying that more than 73% of those arrested in the United States were males. This doesn’t mean women are entirely guiltless, as they can commit crimes and accounted for 27% of the crimes committed in 2014. However, there is a general belief that women can’t commit the criminal act of rape, but is that true?

Kansas Definition of Rape

In Kansas, rape is defined as sexual intercourse the victim does not consent to under specific circumstances, such as:

  • When the victim is overcome by force or fear;
  • When the victim is unconscious or physically powerless;
  • When the accused knows the victim is naturally mentally impaired or artificially impaired by the effects of alcohol or drugs;
  • When the victim is under 14-years-old.

Under the definitions mentioned above, no distinction exists that prevents women from facing prosecution for rape charges.

Therefore, a woman could face rape charges if she:

  • Has sexual intercourse with a partner who is forced;
  • Has sexual intercourse with a partner who is unconscious;
  • Has sexual intercourse with a partner who is intoxicated; or
  • Has sexual intercourse with a partner who is underage.

As you can see, women can face rape charges if they have sexual intercourse with a partner who fits one of the categories mentioned above.

Are You Facing Sex Charges?

If you or a loved is facing criminal charges for sex crimes, Rokusek Stein Law can help. Our award-winning criminal defense fights for clients before, during, and after trials.

Call (913) 583-0465 now for a free consultation for your case.

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