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Unbelievable Rape Ruling in LA Appeals Court

In 2009, Julio Morales allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman who at first thought he was her boyfriend. A court in California has ruled in favor of the accused rapist based on an outdated 1872 statute that states that rape has been committed if the victim was “under the belief that the person committing the act is her husband,” but not her boyfriend.

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