Idaho Rape-by-Fraud Law Covers Only Married Women

Associated Press reporter Jessie L. Bonner writes about a little known Idaho rape-by-fraud law that could be changed in the next year’s state legislature: “A quirk in Idaho law that prevented an unmarried woman from pressing rape charges after she was tricked into having sex with a man she didn’t know could be changed in the 2011 Legislature. Idaho law says that a rape charge can be filed if a woman is tricked into believing the person committing the act is her husband. But the rape-by-fraud statute doesn’t protect the unwed.”