COURT OVERTURNS SEX CRIME CONVICTION BECAUSE VICTIM WAS ‘VOLUNTARILY INTOXICATED’. The decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court has fueled calls for changes to the state’s sexual assault law. Women’s rights groups say such measures are applied similarly across the U.S.
March 31, 2021
On the night of May 13, 2017, a woman consumed five shots of vodka and a prescription narcotic before heading to the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis with a friend. After a bar turned them away, they met three men who invited them to a party.
But there was no party. One of the men, Francios Momolu Khalil, drove the group to a house in North Minneapolis, arriving early the following morning, where the woman blacked out on a living room couch. She woke up to Mr. Khalil