a Pennsylvania's definition of statutory rape:
1 “... engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant to whom the person is not married who is under the age of 16 years” b How much older than the victim must the perpetrator be in order for the intercourse to be considered statutory rape? 2 "Four years older but less than eight years older than the complainant; or eight years older but less than 11 years older than the complainant." c According to that section, how old must someone be to legally give consent to sexual intercourse? 3 16 years old.
d If two 15 year-olds have intercourse in PA, is that considered statutory rape? No, it’s not; so, what is the intention of the statutory rape law in PA? 4 To prevent rape, not consensual but underage sex. e According to paragraph 3122.1, what level of felony is statutory rape in PA? 5 Second degree.
f Jail sentences and fines someone in PA could be given for that level of crime: 6 5-10 years/$25,000
g How do those sections define “date rape” in PA? 7 “(4) Where the person has substantially impaired...by administering or employing without the knowledge of the complainant, drugs, intoxicants, or other means” h What level of crime is date rape in PA?
8 First Degree
i Write down the jail sentences and fines someone in PA could be given for that level of crime: 9 10-20 years in prison and fine of $25,000.
j According to paragraph 3121 subsection b, what additional penalties can be imposed for someone who uses date rape drugs in the commission of the crime of date rape? 10 Additional term not to exceed 10 years, additional amount not to exceed $100,000. 3 Rape:
k What are 3 factors that can contribute to the occurrence of date rape? 11 Date rape usually occurs when the victim is alone with the perpetrator. The use of alcohol and drugs. Lack of clear communication l Does the factor “being alone” mean one can never be alone with anyone else? 12 No. It means that people shouldn't be alone with someone who they do not trust. Common sense. m What are the two sides of “clear communication?” 13 The girl/guy has to say something, and the other girl/guy needs to listen. n What does the phrase “No means No” imply?
14 The girl/guy does not want to go further.
o What types of force can be used in the commission of rape/date rape? 15 Physical, verbal/anger, or by use/display of a weapon. p Why did we talk about prom night when discussing the topic of date rape? 16 " Sex is also not a 'deserved reward' for spending a substantial amount of money on a date." 4 Rape:
q Church’s definition of rape:
17 " Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. " r 3 reasons why the Catholic Church considers rape sinful: 18 "It does injury to justice and charity, it deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right, and can mark the victim for life." s How does rape injure justice and charity?
19 People don't feel safe when rape is a possibility (justice). It harms others (charity) t How does rape wound the respect, freedom and physical and moral integrity of its victims? 20 Rapists look at people as objects (respect). Harms their body parts (physical). It goes against their moral beliefs (morality). u What are at least 2 ways that rape can mark a victim for life? 21 Physiologically (depression, suicide). Physically (scars, baby) v When the Catechism uses the term “sexual intimacy of another person,” what does it mean by that? Give an answer with at least 2 pieces. 22 Physical parts, and Emotions