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Texas 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 is defined as intentional sexual acts without consent like penetration of anus, mouth, and vagina. It can include but is not limited to:

  • Use of physical force or coercion

  • Victim is physically unable to consent (mental disability, drugs, young age, etc)

  • Unconscious victim

  • Offender prevented victim's ability to consent

  • Abuse of authority to coerce victim into sexual acts

  • Patient-doctor relationship

  • Against children

  • Second degree felony (2-20 years imprisonment, 10k maximum fine)

  • First degree felony (5-99 years imprisonment, 10k maximum fine; can change based on force or weapons used)

Aggravated sexual assault is defined as non-consensual sexual acts. It can involve but is not limited to:

  • Penetration of mouth, anus, or vagina of victim

  • Serious bodily harm or death to victim

  • Use of weapons or threats

  • Underage, incapacitated, disabled, and threatened victim

  • Abuse of authority to coerce victim into sexual acts

  • Patient-doctor relationship

  • Fan-actor relationship

  • Mental health provider-patient relationship

  • Against a child

  • First degree felony (5-99 years imprisonment, 10k maximum fine; can change based on force or weapons used)

  • Minimum sentence increased to 25 years of imprisonment based on victims age





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




























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