What is the legal definition of rape in Oklahoma?
Rape is when someone (other than your spouse) has sexual intercourse with you without your consent:
- by force; or
- if you are mentally incapacitated (for example, if you were drugged, unconscious, etc).
It can be committed by someone who is of the opposite sex or the same sex.
Rape by a spouse is defined as when your spouse threatens or uses force or violence to have intercourse with you.*
If you have been raped by a spouse or intimate partner, continue reading the rest of the information in the following sections. Also, see our Marital / Partner Rape page for more information on rape within relationships.
* 21 O.S. § 1111(A) & (B)