NORTH CAROLINA LAWMAKERS CLOSE SEXUAL ASSAULT LOOPHOLE DATING BACK FOUR DECADES. One loophole effectively prevented women from legally revoking consent during sex, and was part of a ruling dating back to 1979
October 31, 2019
For the past four decades, a loophole in North Carolina’s sexual assault law has gone unchecked: A man can’t be guilty of rape if a woman agrees to sex — even if she withdraws her initial consent.
Another loophole has also persisted: It’s not a crime to have sex with someone who is incapacitated, such as through drugs or alcohol, if that person was responsible for their own condition.
But those legal loopholes are on their way to being closed after lawmakers in the state Senate and House, which