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Re: Women cannot commit rape?



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This judge obviously never heard of being "Scared stiff!" (I'm not 
joking!)

At 02:19 PM 10/21/98 +0200, you wrote:
>French Supreme Court rules that women cannot commit rape
>
>Copyright  1998 Nando.net
>Copyright  1998 Reuters News Service
>
>PARIS (October 21, 1998 06:38 a.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com) -
>France's
>Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that women are unable to commit the
>crime of
>rape because they cannot sexually penetrate men.
>
>"The material element of the crime of rape is only realized if the
>perpetrator
>commits the act of sexual penetration on the person of the victim," 
it
>said in
>its judgment.
>
>The court, known as the Cour de Cassation, overturned a lower court
>ruling
>that Catherine Maillard could be tried for rape on charges of 
forcing
>her
>underage stepson to have sex with her repeatedly between 1986 and 
1992.
>
>Maillard could only be tried for "aggravated sexual aggression" 
against
>the
>boy, while his father Michel Deloisy had to be tried for "moral
>abandonment of
>a child" instead of the original charge of "complicity in aggravated
>rape,"
>the court said.
>
>With its judgment, the court seemed to contradict an earlier ruling 
it
>issued
>in December 1997 saying that forcing someone to perform oral sex act 
was
>legally equivalent to rape.
>
>
>--
>Tim Griffiths                   [email protected]
>Center for Submicron Research   http://tim01.ex.ac.uk
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