Tag: rape

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After prosecutor declines to bring rape charge, accuser uses unusual law to convene her own grand jury

May 20, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

A Kansas woman is taking matters into her own hands after she was unable to persuade a prosecutor to bring a rape charge against the man she accused of strangling and slapping her during sex. Madison Smith, 22, is convening […]

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Ohio Supreme Court rules jury must find ‘force’ to increase rape sentence

November 10, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a trial court may not enhance a defendant’s sentence for rape by force without the jury first considering evidence of the use of force. The trial court sentenced defendant Adam Bowers to 25 […]