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Law won't protect unmarried victims in rape, California judges rule

By The Associated Press Modified: January 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm •  Published: January 4, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court overturned the rape conviction of a man who pretended to be a sleeping woman's boyfriend, ruling, in part, Wednesday that an arcane law from 1872 doesn't protect unmarried women in such cases.

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