SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6518
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1998 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Roach, Benton, Long, Oke, Zarelli, Rossi, Sellar, Snyder, Johnson, Horn, McDonald, Hale, Strannigan, McCaslin, Prentice, Schow, Fraser, Deccio, Swecker, Morton, Goings, Bauer, Rasmussen and Haugen)
Read first time 02/06/98.
AN ACT Relating to rape in the first degree; reenacting and amending RCW 9A.44.040; and prescribing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 9A.44.040 and 1983 c 118 s 1 and 1983 c 73 s 1 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
(1) A person is guilty of rape in the first degree when such person engages in sexual intercourse with another person:
(a) By forcible compulsion where the perpetrator or an accessory:
(i) Uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or what appears to be a
deadly weapon; or
(ii) Kidnaps the victim; or
(iii) Inflicts serious physical injury; or
(iv) Feloniously enters into the building or vehicle where the victim is
(b) When the victim is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated because of the actions of the perpetrator.
(2) Rape in the first degree is a class A felony.
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