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December 6, 2022

39-13-502. Aggravated rape

(a) Aggravated rape is unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or the defendant by a victim accompanied by any of the following circumstances:

(1) Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act and the defendant is armed with a weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead the victim reasonably to believe it to be a weapon;

(2) The defendant causes bodily injury to the victim;

(3) The defendant is aided or abetted by one (1) or more other persons; and

(A) Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act; or

(B) The defendant knows or has reason to know that the victim is:

(i) Mentally defective;

(ii) Mentally incapacitated;

(iii) Physically helpless; or

(iv) A vulnerable adult, as defined in § 39-15-501, with an intellectual disability.(b) Aggravated rape is a Class A felony.

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