Legal Statutes: North Carolina
UPDATED December 17, 2015
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back to top14-27.2. First-degree rape
(a) A person is guilty of rape in the first degree if the person engages in vaginal intercourse:
(1) With a victim who is a child under the age of 13 years and the defendant is at least 12 years old and is at least four years older than the victim; or
(2) With another person by force and against the will of the other person, and:
a. Employs or displays a dangerous or deadly weapon or an article which the other person reasonably believes to be a dangerous or deadly weapon; or
b. Inflicts serious personal injury upon the victim or another person; or
c. The person commits the offense aided and abetted by one or more other persons.
(b) Any person who commits an offense defined in this section is guilty of a Class B1 felony.
(c) Upon conviction, a person convicted under this section has no rights to custody of or rights of inheritance from any child born as a result of the commission of the rape, nor shall the person have any rights related to the child under Chapter 48 or Subchapter 1 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes.
Added by Laws 1979, c. 682, § 1. Amended by Laws 1979 (2nd Sess.), c. 1316, § 4; Laws 1981, c. 106, §§ 1, 2; Laws 1983, c. 175, §§ 4, 10; Laws 1983, c. 720, § 4; Laws 1994 (Ex. Sess.), c. 22, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; S.L. 2004-128, § 7, eff. Dec. 1, 2004.