Rape in Oklahoma

Rape in Oklahoma

In a 5-0 decision by the Oklahoma Court of Appeals, a 17 year old boy was found not guilty of rape. The ruling was that he cannot be held legally responsible because it was oral rape, even though the victim was unconscious and drunk. The law in Oklahoma does not include forcible oral sex under the definition of “rape,” and the Court stated that they would not go outside of the law’s language in order to prosecute him. Critics say that their law is outdated. However, the FBI didn’t change their definition of rape to include oral assault until 2012.

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