January 8th, 2013
11:15 PM ET

1872 law affects today's rape cases

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on controversy in California over an old law. If a suspect impersonates a woman's husband during an attack, it's considered rape. But if the victim is unmarried and the suspect is impersonating her boyfriend, the law does not classify it as rape.

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  1. Debra

    What old law is this???? If you are married you are 'owned' and if single you are 'free game'??????. Way past time to change the 1872 law.

    January 10, 2013 at 11:06 pm |

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