Rape and Sexual Offenses

By: Rhianna Weavil

The 2 Degrees of Rape

First Degree: Vaginal Intercourse by force and without consent WITH at least one of the following:
a)With the use of a weapon.
b)Inflicting serious injury.
c)Aided by others.

Note: The "Inflicting serious injury" is up to interpretation for lawyers and caseworkers to declare so there may be a difference of opinion with different cases.

Second Degree: Vaginal Intercourse by force and without consent.
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The 2 Degrees of Sexual Offenses

First Degree: Sexual acts that are not vaginal intercourse by force and without consent WITH at least one of the following:
a)With the use of a weapon.
b)Inflicting serious injury.
c)Aided by others.

Note: Again "Inflicting serious injury" is up to interpretation for lawyers and caseworkers to decide.

Second Degree: Sexual acts that are not vaginal intercourse by force and without consent.
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Some of The Facts

  • Every two minutes a person is being sexually assaulted in America.
  • Most sexual assaults are committed by someone that the victim knows.
  • Anyone can be raped regardless of gender.


These facts contradict some of the things certain people associate with sexual assault.

Some people portray the act of rape to look somewhat like this:

Rape/sexual assault is not an ordinary thing in this country, and when it does happen a creepy and suspicious male stranger rapes/assaults a woman in a place (like a dark ally) that the female could have avoided.


Although the truth is that sexual assault can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at anytime.

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