In Georgia, rape is defined as the act of non-consensual sexual intercourse with a person by the use of force, threat of force, or coercion. It is a serious crime that is punishable by imprisonment. In Georgia, the definition of rape includes both male and female victims and perpetrators. It also includes instances in which the victim is incapable of giving consent due to being physically or mentally incapacitated, as well as instances in which the perpetrator has a position of authority or trust over the victim, such as a teacher, employer, or healthcare provider. It is important to note that consent must be freely given, and that the use of drugs or alcohol can impair a person’s ability to give consent.
In Georgia, statutory rape is defined as sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of 16. It is a crime in Georgia to engage in sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16, even if the sexual activity was consensual. Georgia law does not recognize the concept of “consensual statutory rape,” and the age of consent in Georgia is 16. This means that it is illegal to engage in sexual activity with a person under the age of 16, even if that person agrees to the activity.
Statutory rape is a serious crime in Georgia and is punishable by imprisonment and fines. If you have been the victim of statutory rape or have information about someone who is engaging in statutory rape, it is important to report it to the authorities as soon as possible. You can contact the police or a local crisis center for help and support.
Forcible Rape is a criminal offense that involves the use of force or threats of violence to engage in sexual intercourse with another person against their will. Forcible rape is punishable by imprisonment for life or for any term of years.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-1 (2021) specifically addresses forcible rape and statutory rape. The following is the actual law § 16-6-1 (2021) as it is written.
Statutory Rape is a criminal offense that occurs when someone engages in sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of consent. In Georgia, the age of consent is 16 years old. This means that it is illegal to have sexual intercourse with someone who is under the age of 16, even if the sexual activity is consensual. Statutory rape is punishable by imprisonment for no less than one nor more than twenty years.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-3 (2021) specifically addresses forcible rape and statutory rape. The following is the actual law § 16-6-3 (2021) as it is written.
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State v. G.O.- Client charged with Rape in Cobb County. Our office conducted a major investigation including interviewing the alleged victim several times. We discovered a problem with the Spanish-to-English translation of our Client’s confession. On the morning of trial, the prosecution dismissed the Rape charges resulting in our client’s release from jail.
Client investigated for rape by Dekalb County Police. We conducted our own investigation, met with the police and the case was closed without the client being arrested.