Rape; person who has sexual intercourse with complaining witness accomplished by coercion. (SB21)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rape by coercion.  Provides that any person who has sexual intercourse with a complaining witness, accomplished against the complaining witness's will by coercion, is guilty of rape. Currently such an offense must be accomplished by force, threat, or intimidation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102101D
12/28/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/04/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB21)
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB21)
01/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB21)
01/25/2012Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
01/30/2012Committee amendments
01/30/2012Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Mike writes:

As I posted on SB 20...if a couple gets engaged, one breaks it off...could one charge the other for Rape?
Any lawyer will tell you that in the courts, it doesn't matter what is right, it is what can be proven.