California Appeals Court Overturns Rape Conviction, Rules State Law Doesn’t Protect Unmarried Women

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court overturned the rape conviction of a man who pretended to be a sleeping woman’s boyfriend, ruling, in part, Wednesday that an arcane law from 1872 doesn’t protect unmarried women in such cases.A panel of judges reversed the trial court’s conviction of Julio Morales and remanded it for retrial, in a decision posted Wednesday from the Los Angeles-based court.Read More…
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California Appeals Court Overturns Rape Conviction, Rules State Law Doesn’t Protect Unmarried Women

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