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 [...]

Simple Rape / Third Degree Rape– Louisiana Sex Crimes

Third Degree Rape - Louisiana Law Prior to the 2015 legilative session, Third Degree Rape was known as Simple Rape.  The statute for third degree rape can be located La. R.S. 14:42. This crime is committed when the anal, oral or vaginal sexual intercourse is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: The victim is incapable of resisting or of understanding the nature of the act by reason of intoxication and the offender knew or should have known of the victim's incapacity. The [...]

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