Julio Morales

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Lawmakers, Women’s Groups Outraged Over ‘Arcane’ Rape Law

An appellate court ruling overturning a rape conviction because the victim wasn’t married prompted anger Friday from women’s groups and a state legislator who plans to introduce a bill that would close the legal loophole.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/04/2013

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Judge: Law Won’t Protect Unmarried Victims In Rape

A 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2013

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