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Sexual Assault and Related Offenses

This work re-examines Article 213 of the Model Penal Code, which addresses sexual offenses. Now over fifty years since its adoption, the Article is no longer a reliable guide for legislatures and courts. The project covers both substantive and evidentiary matters, as well as the collateral consequences of conviction.  

 

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  • Tentative Draft No. 3
    Tentative Draft No. 3
    70 pages, 2017, #1MPCSATD3

    Project Status at a Glance  xi

    Foreword  xiii

    Reporters’ Memorandum  xvii

    A. Section 213.0 Definitions  1

    B. Section 213.1 Forcible Rape  13

    C. Section 213.4. Sexual Penetration or Oral Sex Without Consent  28

    Appendix A – Proposed Black Letter of Tentative Draft No. 3  49

    Appendix B – Other Relevant Black-Letter Text  51

    Tentative Draft No. 3 contains § 213.0, Definitions, (1) “Sexual penetration” and (2) “Oral sex;” § 213.1, Forcible Rape; and § 213.4, Sexual Penetration or Oral Sex Without Consent. At the 201 Annual Meeting, the membership approved § 213.0 (1)-(2) subject to the discussion at the Meeting and the usual editorial prerogative. A motion to remove “recklessly” from § 213.1 passed, but there was not enough time to finish discussion of that or other Sections. These Sections will be reviewed at future meetings.

    70 pages, 2017, #1MPCSATD3E

    Project Status at a Glance  xi

    Foreword  xiii

    Reporters’ Memorandum  xvii

    A. Section 213.0 Definitions  1

    B. Section 213.1 Forcible Rape  13

    C. Section 213.4. Sexual Penetration or Oral Sex Without Consent  28

    Appendix A – Proposed Black Letter of Tentative Draft No. 3  49

    Appendix B – Other Relevant Black-Letter Text  51

    Tentative Draft No. 3 contains § 213.0, Definitions, (1) “Sexual penetration” and (2) “Oral sex;” § 213.1, Forcible Rape; and § 213.4, Sexual Penetration or Oral Sex Without Consent. At the 201 Annual Meeting, the membership approved § 213.0 (1)-(2) subject to the discussion at the Meeting and the usual editorial prerogative. A motion to remove “recklessly” from § 213.1 passed, but there was not enough time to finish discussion of that or other Sections. These Sections will be reviewed at future meetings.

  • Tentative Draft No. 2
    Tentative Draft No. 2
    34 pages, 2016, #1MPCSATD2

    FOREWORD        XI

    REPORTERS’ MEMORANDUM    xv

    A. SECTION 213.0 DEFINITIONS  1

    C. SECTION 213.2 SEXUAL PENETRATION WITHOUT CONSENT     7

    APPENDIX – PROPOSED BLACK LETTER OF ARTICLE 213    21

    Tentative Draft No. 2 contains Subsection 213.0(3), Definition of Consent, and § 213.2, Sexual Penetration Without Consent. Included with the draft are revisions the Reporters made to the material after the draft was printed.  The membership voted in favor of a motion to amend Subsection 213.0(3); some of the proposed amendments were adopted by the Reporters as a friendly amendment. The membership then voted to approve the amended language of 213.0(3). There was insufficient time to discuss § 213.2.

    34 pages, 2016, #1MPCSATD2E

    FOREWORD        XI

    REPORTERS’ MEMORANDUM    xv

    A. SECTION 213.0 DEFINITIONS  1

    C. SECTION 213.2 SEXUAL PENETRATION WITHOUT CONSENT     7

    APPENDIX – PROPOSED BLACK LETTER OF ARTICLE 213    21

    Tentative Draft No. 2 contains Subsection 213.0(3), Definition of Consent, and § 213.2, Sexual Penetration Without Consent. Included with the draft are revisions the Reporters made to the material after the draft was printed.  The membership voted in favor of a motion to amend Subsection 213.0(3); some of the proposed amendments were adopted by the Reporters as a friendly amendment. The membership then voted to approve the amended language of 213.0(3). There was insufficient time to discuss § 213.2.

  • Discussion Draft No. 2
    Discussion Draft No. 2
    274 pages, 2015, #1MPCSADD2

    Foreword

    Reporters’ Memorandum

    Substantive Material

    Proposed Sections 213.0 To 213.11

    General Commentary

    Introductory Note

    Background and Accomplishments Of The 1962 Code

    Social and Legal Developments Since 1962

    Victimization and Criminal-Justice Responses Today

    Decision to Strike The 1962 Text Of Article 213

    The Organization of Article 213

    Statutory Commentary

    Section 213.0 Definitions

    Section 213.1 Forcible Rape

    Section 213.2 Sexual Penetration Against The Will or Without Consent

    Section 213.3 Rape Or Sexual Penetration of a Vulnerable Person

    Section 213.4 Sexual Penetration By Coercion or Exploitation

    Section 213.5 Sexual Penetration Offenses Against Children

    Section 213.6 Criminal Sexual Contact

    Section 213.7 Criminal Sexual Contact With a Child

    Section 213.8 Commercial Sex Acts

    Section 213.9 Sexual Offenses Involving Intimate Partners

    Mens Rea for Sections 213.1 To 213.8

     

    Evidentiary Material

     

    Proposed Section 213.10

    Commentary

    Contemporary Concerns Relating to Procedure and Evidence

    Recommendations To Strike The Current Procedural Provisions

    Section 213.10 Of The Revised Code: Procedural And Evidentiary Principles Applicable To Article 213

    This draft covers Substantive Material – I. Proposed Sections 213.0 to 213.11; II. General Commentary, III. Statutory Commentary (Sections 213.0 to 213.9): Evidentiary Material - I. Proposed Section 213.10; II. Commentary. It was submitted, for discussion only, at the 2015 Annual Meeting. As planned, no vote was taken.

    274 pages, 2015, #1MPCSADD2E

    Foreword

    Reporters’ Memorandum

    Substantive Material

    Proposed Sections 213.0 To 213.11

    General Commentary

    Introductory Note

    Background and Accomplishments Of The 1962 Code

    Social and Legal Developments Since 1962

    Victimization and Criminal-Justice Responses Today

    Decision to Strike The 1962 Text Of Article 213

    The Organization of Article 213

    Statutory Commentary

    Section 213.0 Definitions

    Section 213.1 Forcible Rape

    Section 213.2 Sexual Penetration Against The Will or Without Consent

    Section 213.3 Rape Or Sexual Penetration of a Vulnerable Person

    Section 213.4 Sexual Penetration By Coercion or Exploitation

    Section 213.5 Sexual Penetration Offenses Against Children

    Section 213.6 Criminal Sexual Contact

    Section 213.7 Criminal Sexual Contact With a Child

    Section 213.8 Commercial Sex Acts

    Section 213.9 Sexual Offenses Involving Intimate Partners

    Mens Rea for Sections 213.1 To 213.8

     

    Evidentiary Material

     

    Proposed Section 213.10

    Commentary

    Contemporary Concerns Relating to Procedure and Evidence

    Recommendations To Strike The Current Procedural Provisions

    Section 213.10 Of The Revised Code: Procedural And Evidentiary Principles Applicable To Article 213

    This draft covers Substantive Material – I. Proposed Sections 213.0 to 213.11; II. General Commentary, III. Statutory Commentary (Sections 213.0 to 213.9): Evidentiary Material - I. Proposed Section 213.10; II. Commentary. It was submitted, for discussion only, at the 2015 Annual Meeting. As planned, no vote was taken.

  • Tentative Draft No. 1 Image
    Tentative Draft No. 1
    Tentative Draft No. 1
    137 pages, 2014, #1MPCSATD1

    Softbound  | 1MPCSATD1  | 2014  | 137 pages  | $30.00 

    Foreword
    Reporters’ Memorandum 

    Substantive Material
    I. Proposed Sections 213.0 to 213.7
    II. General Commentary
    A. Introductory Note
    B. Background and Accomplishments of the 1962 Code
    C. Social and Legal Developments Since 1962
    D. Victimization and Criminal-Justice Responses Today
    E. Decision to Strike the 1962 Text of Article 213
    F. The Organization of Article 213

    III. Statutory Commentary
    A. Section 213.0 Definitions
    B. Section 213.1 Rape and Related Offenses
    C. Section 213.2 Sexual Intercourse by Coercion or Imposition
    D. Section 213.3 Sexual Intercourse by Exploitation
    E. Section 213.4 Sexual Intercourse Without Consent
    F. Section 213.5 Criminal Sexual Contact [Reserved]
    G. Section 213.6 Sexual Offenses Involving Spouses and Other
    Intimate Partners [Reserved]
    H. Mens Rea for Sections 213.1 to 213.6

    Evidentiary Material
    I. Proposed Section 213.7
    II. Commentary 84
    A. Contemporary Concerns Relating to Procedure and Evidence 84
    B. Recommendations to Strike the Current Procedural Provisions 85
    C. Section 213.7 – Procedural and Evidentiary Principles Applicable
    to Article 213 91

    This draft was discussed by the membership at the 2014 Annual Meeting. As time ran out before the discussion could be concluded, no vote was taken to approve this draft.

    137 pages, 2014, #1MPCSATD1E

    Softbound  | 1MPCSATD1  | 2014  | 137 pages  | $30.00 

    Foreword
    Reporters’ Memorandum 

    Substantive Material
    I. Proposed Sections 213.0 to 213.7
    II. General Commentary
    A. Introductory Note
    B. Background and Accomplishments of the 1962 Code
    C. Social and Legal Developments Since 1962
    D. Victimization and Criminal-Justice Responses Today
    E. Decision to Strike the 1962 Text of Article 213
    F. The Organization of Article 213

    III. Statutory Commentary
    A. Section 213.0 Definitions
    B. Section 213.1 Rape and Related Offenses
    C. Section 213.2 Sexual Intercourse by Coercion or Imposition
    D. Section 213.3 Sexual Intercourse by Exploitation
    E. Section 213.4 Sexual Intercourse Without Consent
    F. Section 213.5 Criminal Sexual Contact [Reserved]
    G. Section 213.6 Sexual Offenses Involving Spouses and Other
    Intimate Partners [Reserved]
    H. Mens Rea for Sections 213.1 to 213.6

    Evidentiary Material
    I. Proposed Section 213.7
    II. Commentary 84
    A. Contemporary Concerns Relating to Procedure and Evidence 84
    B. Recommendations to Strike the Current Procedural Provisions 85
    C. Section 213.7 – Procedural and Evidentiary Principles Applicable
    to Article 213 91

    This draft was discussed by the membership at the 2014 Annual Meeting. As time ran out before the discussion could be concluded, no vote was taken to approve this draft.