date rape


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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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In Again and Again, a campus date rape crime is mishandled and has a lingering toll on a group of friends.
Date rape drugs include the three most common, GHB, which are odorless, colorless and tasteless according to the national Institute on drug abuse, making each of them difficult to ascertain.
A Home Office spokesman said: "When ingested rapidly, they convert to GHB, which is a Class C drug and has been cited in cases of date rape.
The report by the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) painted the picture of a society lacking the legal framework to protect date rape victims and offering a poor and disorganised support network.
Now it has emerged that 15 plastic containers recovered from the allotment in Wagtail Terrace, Craghead, contained one and a half kilos of the drug GHB, known to have been used in date rapes.
Det Insp Iain Grant, of Solihull CID, said over the past six months officers had received a number of allegations of date rape where drinks had allegedly been spiked with Rohypnol or similar drugs.
RIVER City star Jenni Keenan Green has revealed her latest harrowing role - as a date rape drug victim.
From date rape to purse-snatching and kidnapping, chapters discuss why and how predators choose their targets--and what makes them 'soft' and desirable over others.
Halifax--This fall, 2004, along with reading, writing and arithmetic, Nova Scotia students will learn all about sex, condoms, date rape and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
An Irish People investigation has found the most common date rape drug, Rohypnol, is still on sale illegally in Dublin for as little as EUR5 a tablet.
They may be taking recreational drugs and suffering date rape more frequently than most college students.
Consider this: By at least some estimates, one in three teenage women will be in a controlling, abusive relationship before she graduates from high school; two-thirds of college freshman women report having been date-raped or having experienced an attempted date rape at least once; and one-fifth to one-half of U.