Only in California, it's LEGAL to rape an unwed woman....

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digger

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 7, 2013
A man just got set free in California, after a lawyer dug up an old law that said that a man who rapes a woman who is "unwed" isn't "rape".

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#2 Jan 7, 2013
digger wrote:
A man just got set free in California, after a lawyer dug up an old law that said that a man who rapes a woman who is "unwed" isn't "rape".
Holy sh*t. That attorney earned his fee.

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California Appeals Court Overturns Rape Conviction, Rules State Law Doesn't Protect Unmarried Women

01/03/13 11:33 PM ET EST

LOS ANGELES A California appeals court overturned the rape conviction of a man who authorities say pretended to be a sleeping woman's boyfriend before initiating intercourse, ruling that an arcane law from 1872 doesn't protect unmarried women in such cases.

A panel of judges reversed the trial court's conviction of Julio Morales and remanded it for retrial, in a decision posted Wednesday from the Los Angeles-based court.

Morales had been sentenced to three years in state prison. He was accused of entering a woman's bedroom late one night after her boyfriend had gone home and initiating sexual intercourse while she was asleep, after a night of drinking.

The victim said her boyfriend was in the room when she fell asleep, and they'd decided against having sex that night because he didn't have a condom and he had to be somewhere early the next day.

Morales pretended to be her boyfriend in the darkened room, and it wasn't until a ray of light from outside the room flashed across his face that she realized he wasn't her boyfriend, according to prosecutors.

"Has the man committed rape? Because of historical anomalies in the law and the statutory definition of rape, the answer is no, even though, if the woman had been married and the man had impersonated her husband, the answer would be yes," Judge Thomas L. Willhite Jr. wrote in the court's decision.

The appeals court added that prosecutors argued two theories, and it was unclear if the jury convicted Morales because the defendant tricked the victim or because sex with a sleeping person is defined as rape by law.

The court said the case should be retried to ensure the jury's conviction is supported by the latter argument.

The decision also urges the Legislature to examine the law, which was first written in response to cases in England that concluded fraudulent impersonation to have sex wasn't rape because the victim would consent, even if they were being tricked into thinking the perpetrator was their husband.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/cali...
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Jan 7, 2013
He's being retried, funny you only post the sensational nonsense....
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 7, 2013
Get it "free" while you still can. Man, I would hate to be a single woman living in California right now....
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Jan 7, 2013
Only you "think" you can become ....a single woman.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 8, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
He's being retried, funny you only post the sensational nonsense....
Ah, NO HE'S NOT. He can't be tried TWICE for the same crime (that pesky "double jeopardy" thing, and the law still hasn't been CHANGED, DUFUS.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 8, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Only you "think" you can become ....a single woman.
Like you wish you were??
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#8 Jan 8, 2013
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, NO HE'S NOT. He can't be tried TWICE for the same crime (that pesky "double jeopardy" thing, and the law still hasn't been CHANGED, DUFUS.
A panel of judges reversed the trial court's conviction of Julio Morales and (remanded it for retrial), in a decision posted Wednesday from the Los Angeles-based court.

Is it nice being a complete moron....BYTCH !??
Cap Crunch

Cave Creek, AZ

#9 Jan 8, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>A panel of judges reversed the trial court's conviction of Julio Morales and (remanded it for retrial), in a decision posted Wednesday from the Los Angeles-based court.
Is it nice being a complete moron....BYTCH !??
It could only happen in a liberal state.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#10 Jan 8, 2013
Like your gay sheriff ??? Right ???
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Jan 8, 2013
In 2010, a similar law in Idaho prevented an unmarried woman from pressing rape charges after being tricked into sex with a stranger by her then-boyfriend.

Gee, a consewertative state...
Cap Crunch

Cave Creek, AZ

#12 Jan 8, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Like your gay sheriff ??? Right ???
You must feel a little damp in the crotch when someone deigns to insult you. After all , it's better than being ignored and having to go back to constant cutting and pasteing.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#13 Jan 8, 2013
Not damp at all, are you speaking from YOUR personal experience, because it's either drool or shit and in your case, it's all smelly ! LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#14 Jan 8, 2013
In 2010, a similar law in Idaho prevented an unmarried woman from pressing rape charges after being tricked into sex with a stranger by her then-boyfriend.

Gee, a consewertative state...

Poor old liar... LMAOROTFU~!
Cap Crunch

Cave Creek, AZ

#15 Jan 8, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
In 2010, a similar law in Idaho prevented an unmarried woman from pressing rape charges after being tricked into sex with a stranger by her then-boyfriend.
Gee, a consewertative state...
Poor old liar... LMAOROTFU~!
I'll have to admit that the Soros research group is fast and efficient. It has to be, to permit you time to post all those cut and paste articles that they feed you.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#16 Jan 8, 2013
Seems like you and TrashyLiar are both proven liars, yet again...No surprise here...

ONLY IN CA, REALLY ????????

In 2010, a similar law in Idaho prevented an unmarried woman from pressing rape charges after being tricked into sex with a stranger by her then-boyfriend.

Gee, a consewertative state...

Poor old TrashyLiars ~!... LMAOROTFU~!
owieuncledaddy

Grantsburg, WI

#18 Jan 8, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Seems like you and TrashyLiar are both proven liars, yet again...No surprise here...
ONLY IN CA, REALLY ????????
In 2010, a similar law in Idaho prevented an unmarried woman from pressing rape charges after being tricked into sex with a stranger by her then-boyfriend.
Gee, a consewertative state...
Poor old TrashyLiars ~!... LMAOROTFU~!
Mommy's Brother, your Uncle and your Baby Daddy was a bad bad man Slewsie!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#19 Jan 9, 2013
Seems like you and TrashyLiar are both proven liars, yet again...No surprise here...

ONLY IN CA, REALLY ????????

In 2010, a similar law in Idaho prevented an unmarried woman from pressing rape charges after being tricked into sex with a stranger by her then-boyfriend.

Gee, a consewertative state...

Poor old TrashyLiars ~!... LMAOROTFU~!

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#20 Jan 9, 2013
The religious right must be dancing in the streets.
Capt Crunch

Fountain Hills, AZ

#21 Jan 9, 2013
WDRussell wrote:
The religious right must be dancing in the streets.
No, that would be the atheistic left and other jiggers. Conservatives stay on the sidewalk. Sorry ,Rastus.

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