Do you understand Rape under the Liberian Law?


What is Rape Under the Law of Liberia?

It is when a person has sexual intercourse with another person (male or female) without consent or the person agreeing. Anyone that is below 18 can never agree even if they say yes or agree to consent. Intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus (butt), mouth or any opening of another person (male or female) with his penis, or object without the victim’s consent. This is a crime (felony) that should be reported to the police immediately and taken to court. It should not be handled in the community or the family way.

What is Gang Rape?

A person has committed “gang rape” if they (man or women) purposefully promote or facilitates someone to commit rape or agrees with one or more persons to engage in or cause the performance of conduct of a rape carried out by more than one person. Only one person could have sex with the person but once there was discussions and actions taken by them for the rape to take place, they all will be charged whether all of them had sex with the person or only one person had sex with the person.

 

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