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is it against the law to have sex with female that mentally

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is it against the law to have sex with female that mentally retarded

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The answer is yes. Each state has a different law for statutory rape based on age. The reason for it is that below that age, the state considers that the woman does not have the capability of making informed consent as to whether or not she wants CONSENSUAL sex. When a woman is mentally challenged, regardless of her chronological age, a state considers that she is similarly unable to give informed consent.

 

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Here is the Alabama law. It would be up to the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a female, even though she is above the ages in the statute, does NOT have the ability to give informed consent,

 

 

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Alabama

§ 13A-6-61

§ 13A-6-62

First-degree rape for someone age 16 or older to have sexual intercourse with someone under age 12.

Second-degree rape for someone age 16 or older to have sexual intercourse with someone between age 12 and 16, when the actor is at least two years older.

Life in prison or between 10 and 99 years

Two to 20 years in prison

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