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What is the legal definition of "rape" or "date rape" in the

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What is the legal definition of "rape" or "date rape" in the state of Colorado?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 11 months ago.
Hello, Here is the statute for Sexual Assault in Colorado. The statute defines the crime by laying out its elements. In order to convict your friend of such charges, the prosecutor would have to prove the elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. If you look at subsection 4 (d), that would be the relevant section for drug or alcohol facilitated sexual assault. The state would essentially have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the complainant was unable to consent to the sex by virtue of your friend's having used drugs or alcohol, against her will, to cause her to submit.