Explanation of Rape Laws in Louisiana

In 2015, Louisiana lawmakers changed the name of Aggravated Rape, Forcible Rape and Simple Rape to First Degree Rape, Second Degree Rape and Third Degree Rape, respectively. The terms are interchangeably used herein.  First Degree Rape -- 14:42 La R.S. First Degree Rape is a rape committed upon a person 65 years old or older or under the age of 13 where sexual intercourse is without lawful consent of the victim because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: (1)  When the victim resists the act, but whose resistance is overcome by force. (2)  When [...]

Second Degree Sexual Battery — Louisiana

  Louisiana Second Degree Sexual Battery Law Second Degree Sexual Battery  --  La. R.S. 14:43.2 Second degree sexual battery is the intentional engaging in any of the following acts with another person when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury on the victim: (1)  The touching of the anus or genitals of the victim by the offender using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the offender; or (2)  The touching of the anus or genitals of the offender by the victim using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the victim.   Penalties Whoever commits [...]

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