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What is the Crime of Rape by Fraud? (PC 261)

Under California Penal Code Section 261, it is illegal to have any “nonconsensual sexual intercourse accompanied by means of threat, force, or fraud.” Although the terms “threat” and “force” are self-explanatory, the concept of rape by fraud is confusing for some. How can you commit rape by fraud? Let our experienced rape defense attorneys explain the crime of rape by fraud. What is Rape by Fraud? (PC 261) In 1984,…

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