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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

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Article 7B. Rape and Other Sex Offenses

back to top14-27.21. First-degree forcible rape

Formerly cited as § 14-27.2

(a) A person is guilty of first-degree forcible rape if the person engages in vaginal intercourse with another person by force and against the will of the other person, and does any of the following:

(1) Employs or displays a dangerous or deadly weapon or an article which the other person reasonably believes to be a dangerous or deadly weapon.

(2) Inflicts serious personal injury upon the victim or another person.

(3) 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. Recodified from § 14-27.2 by S.L. 2015-181, § 3(a), eff. Dec. 1, 2015. Amended by S.L. 2015-181, § 3(b), eff. Dec. 1, 2015.