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California Rape Law

Stepfather Rapes Severely Disabled Girl -- Angry California Prosecutors Want Tougher Laws

Judy Farah | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Judy Farah

He cared for her and assisted his wife in helping with her severely disabled 14-year-old daughter. According to prosecutors, the girl was physically, mentally and developmentally disabled. She couldn't walk or talk. But that didn't stop 27-year-old Carlos Mesinas from raping her.

Married? It's Rape. Single? Sorry...

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 03.06.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- An appellate court ruling overturning a rape conviction because the victim wasn't married prompted anger Friday from women's groups and...

State Court Overturns Rape Conviction Over Arcane Law

AP | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court overturned the rape conviction of a man who authorities say pretended to be a sleeping woman's boyfrien...