Rape

Oregon

What is the definition of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree rape. Also, what is the definition of statutory rape.

Oregon Revised Statute

163.355 Rape in the third degree. (1) A person commits the crime of rape in the third degree if the person has sexual intercourse with another person under 16 years of age.
(2) Rape in the third degree is a Class C felony.

163.365 Rape in the second degree. (1) A person who has sexual intercourse with another person commits the crime of rape in the second degree if the other person is under 14 years of age.
(2) Rape in the second degree is a Class B felony.

163.375 Rape in the first degree. (1) A person who has sexual intercourse with another person commits the crime of rape in the first degree if:
(a) The victim is subjected to forcible compulsion by the person;
(b) The victim is under 12 years of age;
(c) The victim is under 16 years of age and is the person’s sibling, of the whole or half blood, the person’s child or the person’s spouse’s child; or
(d) The victim is incapable of consent by reason of mental defect, mental incapacitation or physical helplessness.
(2) Rape in the first degree is a Class A felony.

In accordance with the FBI definition, statutory rape is characterized as non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is younger than the statutory age of consent. There are only a few states in the nation that actually call it "Statutory Rape" within the written law. In Oregon, this crime could fall under a few different statutes depending on the age of the victim. 163.415 Sex abuse in the third degree describes the actual "Age of consent" to have consensual sex in Oregon. This, along with 2nd and 3rd degree rape, would be considered "Statutory Rape" laws.

163.415 Sexual abuse in the third degree. (1) A person commits the crime of sexual abuse in the third degree if the person subjects another person to sexual contact and:
(a) The victim does not consent to the sexual contact; or
(b) The victim is incapable of consent by reason of being under 18 years of age.
(2) Sexual abuse in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.