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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)

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date rape

RAPE occurring after the victim and offender have met socially.
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Dr Caryl Beynon, lead author of the report, said: "Public concern about the use of illegal drugs in sexual assaults can take the focus away from the most commonly used date-rape drug, alcohol.
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She alerted police and tests revealed she had been given a date-rape drug.
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DATE-RAPE campaigners warned today that spiked cigarettes could be used to lure victims into drinking drugged alcohol.
The Germans, aged 30 and 31, were arrested after the 20-year-old went to hospital to be tested for signs of the date-rape drug rohypnol.
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.
In general however, there is limited research focusing on prevention programs on date-rape attitudes among men and women athletes.