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  •  What is the jail-time now? (1+ / 0-)
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    I have no idea what it is for the jurisdiction in which I am now and how it may differ from that in the next state over ... so the deterrent value of that 'condition' is zero in my regard. Do you check those things as you travel around the country?

    I'm sorry, but the only moral of this story I can infer is "There are snakes in the grass; wear boots!"

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    by Clem Yeobright on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 12:17:29 PM PDT

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    •  Actual rape time is about 5.4 years (11+ / 0-)

      Prison sentences for rape are not uniform. A study made by the U.S. Department of Justice of prison releases in 1992, involving about 80 percent of the prison population, found that the average sentence for convicted rapists was 11.8 years, while the actual time served was 5.4 years. This follows the typical pattern for violent crimes in the US, where those convicted typically serve no more than half of their sentence.[11]
      Perhaps also a national rape law would be useful;
      There is no national rape law in the United States, due to the United States v. Morrison ruling that parts of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 were unconstitutional. Each state has its own laws concerning sexual aggression. Nor is there any national standard in the US for defining and reporting male-male or female-perpetrated rapes. State laws vary considerably, and in most states the term "rape" is no longer used, and the offense has been replaced by crimes such as "sexual assault", "criminal sexual conduct", "sexual abuse", "sexual battery" etc. The US laws on sexual violence are complex, with states having numerous sex offenses, dealing with different situations. The laws on sex crimes have been changed and modernized significantly during the last decades and they continue to change.

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      by Shockwave on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 12:23:34 PM PDT

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    •  Depends on variables. (2+ / 0-)
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      Eyesbright, WakeUpNeo

      Jurisdiction, age of victim, circumstances.  Sadly, it can be as little as 3 years if convicted.  And convictions can be very hard to get.  :(

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      by trumpeter on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 07:51:40 PM PDT

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