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Hawaii Laws on Rape

Disclaimer: These are not all rules and regulations. If you are in a situation where these laws are needed to seek legal assistance, we recommend seeking out a lawyer to receive help specific to your situation.


Sexual assault in the first degree is defined as sexual intercourse involving:

  • Use of coercion or force

  • Victim less than 14 years of age

  • Victim is unable to consent due to being mentally incapacitated or disabled

  • Class A felony

Sexual assault in the second degree is defined as sexual intercourse involving:

  • Victim is unable to consent due to being mentally incapacitated or disabled

  • Use of coercion or force

  • Abuse of authority over victim (ex: doctor-patient relationship)

  • Class B felony





















https://www.rainn.org/laws-your-state-hawaii





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