Louisiana Revised Statute 14:43

 

A. Simple rape is a rape committed when the anal, oral, or vaginal sexual intercourse is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances:

 

(1) When the victim is incapable of resisting or of understanding the nature of the act by reason of a stupor or abnormal condition of mind produced by an intoxicating agent or any cause and the offender knew or should have known of the victim's incapacity.

 

(2) When the victim, through unsoundness of mind, is temporarily or permanently incapable of understanding the nature of the act and the offender knew or should have known of the victim's incapacity.

 

(3) When the female victim submits under the belief that the person committing the act is her husband and such belief is intentionally induced by any artifice, pretense, or concealment practiced by the offender.

 

B. Whoever commits the crime of simple rape shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, for not more than twenty-five years.

 

Credits

 

Acts 1978, No. 239, § 1. Amended by Acts 1990, No. 722, § 1; Acts 1995, No. 946, § 2; Acts 1997, No. 862, § 1; Acts 2001, No. 131, § 1; Acts 2001, No. 301, § 1; Acts 2003, No. 232, § 1; Acts 2003, No. 759, § 1; Acts 2010, No. 359, § 1.

 

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