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Pennsylvania 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.

Rape is defined as sexual intercourse including:

  • Force or coercion

  • Threats

  • Unaware victim

  • Victim unable to consent

  • Victim is a child

  • Causing serious bodily harm

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