LAW FOR THE IDIOTS: Day 6 (Rape By Sexual Assault)

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Medyo maselan ang topic for Day 6.  As much as possible, pipigilan ko masyadong magdescribe.  Mahirap na.  Mamaya ireport mo pang porn ang site ko.  But for purposes of intellectual discussion, I will assume na pareho tayong di na menor de edad at mai-imagine na kung ano ang ibig kong sabihin.

Kongting background muna para sa batas tungkol sa Rape.  Before, rape was classified as a crime against chastity. It used to be a private crime.  That means it is only the offended party (victim), or in some instances specific family members, who can sue or complain.  Most often, the victims chose to remain silent which eventually became hard to pursue the prosecution of the rape case.

Pero iba na ngayon ang istorya.  Meron na tayong special law expanding the definition and coverage of Rape.  Eto ang Republic Act No. 8353, otherwise known as the Anti-Rape Law of 1997.  Dahil dito, na-reclassified ang rape at hindi na ito crime against chastity or private crime.  Isa na siya ngayong crime against person.  At dahil crime against person na siya, kahit sino na may alam sa nangyaring krimen ay pwede nang magsampa ng demanda kahit pa ayaw ng biktima.  Parang kagaya na rin siya ng iba pang crimes against person tulad ng murder, homicide, physical injuries, etc. 

Sabi sa Revised Penal Code natin, ang Rape ay isinasagawa sa pamamagitan ng: 

  1. By a man who shall have carnal knowledge of a woman under any of the following circumstances:
    1. through force, threat or intimidation;
    2. when the offended party is deprived of reason or otherwise unconscious;
    3. by means of fraudulent machination or grave abuse of authority;
    4. when the offended party is under twelve (12) years of age or is demented, even though none of the circumstances mentioned above be present. 
  2. By any person who, under any of the circumstances mentioned in paragraph 1 hereof shall commit an act of sexual assault by inserting his penis into another’s mouth or anal orifice, or any instrument or object, into the genital or anal orifice of another person.

 

One thought on “LAW FOR THE IDIOTS: Day 6 (Rape By Sexual Assault)

  1. Waw at talagang dinibdib ko ang pagbabasa. Salamat sa mga bagong kaalaman. Makes me want to pursue law tuloy hihihi.😀

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