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Louisiana 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.

First degree rape is defined as nonconsensual sexual intercourse upon a person age 65 and older. It can involve but is not limited to:

  • Involves threat, force, or coercing

  • Victim under age 13

  • Victim is prevented from resisting

  • Can lead to life imprisonment

Second degree rape is defined as nonconsensual sexual penetration. It can involve but is not limited to:

  • Use of force/coercion, threats, or any type of harm

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