Spousal Rape - California Sexual Assault Laws
In California, the criminal charge of Spousal Rape is classified as a Felony.
Spousal Rape Crime & Punishment in California :
The California code § 262 defines one degrees of the crime spousal rape, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
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Spousal Rape is a charge that is unique to California. Crimes that would be prosecuted as spousal rape in California will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.