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date rape

n. forcible sexual intercourse by a male acquaintance of a woman, during a voluntary social engagement in which the woman did not intend to submit to the sexual advances and resisted the acts by verbal refusals, denials or pleas to stop, and/or physical resistance. The fact that the parties knew each other or that the woman willingly accompanied the man are not legal defenses to a charge of rape, although one Pennsylvania decision ruled that there had to be some actual physical resistance. (See: rape)

date rape

noun acquaintance rape, committing a rape while on a date, forced sexual intercourse on a date, forceful penetration while on a date, forcible rape on a date, sexual assault and rape while on a date
Associated concepts: consent, incapacitation, marital rape, physical resistance, sexual assault

date rape

RAPE occurring after the victim and offender have met socially.
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The use of date-rape drugs is the fastest-growing crime against women in Britain, with more than 1,500 cases reported in the past 12 months - double the number of cases in the previous year.
The intention is to raise awareness and to look at questions, and behaviors, that can help prevent date-rape and sexual assault on our campuses.
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In the summer the Evening Telegraph reported that local leisure group Luminar - the firm behind Coventry's SkyDome - was pouring cash into research to produce cocktail stirrers which changed colour if a drink had been spiked with date-rape drugs.
Rohypnol has an inaccurate media-generated stereotype as the date-rape drug, when in fact alcohol, GHB, and generic benzodiazepines are much more commonly used to commit violent sexual assault against helpless women.
The chemical can be used to make GHB, often labelled as a date-rape drug.
Investigators said Olivares was at a party with Ward and Smutz, where, according to witnesses, she was drugged with an illegal sedative that has been described as a date-rape drug.
A NEW report has exploded the nonsensical claim that one in four women in this country has been the victim of a date-rape drug.
The comments come after reports that the alleged date-rape victim may have been the first UK person to fall prey to an American-style drug-soaked 'fry' cigarette.
A WOMAN'S body washed up on a beach may have contained traces of a date-rape drug but scientists could not be certain, an inquest heard.
Another date-rape victim, Kim Shannon, was just 16 when she was attacked in 2000.