USC Campus Police Say Penetration Isn’t Rape, Orgasm Is -
According to the California Penal Code, “Rape is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person not the spouse of the perpetrator…” The federal definition, according to the FBI, reads “The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” Nowhere in either definition does it say that rape only occurs when the perpetrator has an orgasm. But that’s what campus cops at the University of Southern California allegedly told a student who had been raped by her ex-boyfriend. Other students have also come forward to tell their stories of how they were raped and campus police did nothing but protect the assailants.
As a result, the group of sexual assault victims have filed a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The Huffington Post reports that the complaint alleges that campus police ignored their duty to victims of crimes by telling them that they weren’t really raped or that they should have expected to be raped.
“One student involved in the USC complaint, who asked to remain anonymous, said a DPS detective told her the campus police determined that no rape occurred in her case because her alleged assailant did not orgasm, and that therefore they had decided not to refer the case to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Because he stopped, it was not rape,” she was told, according to the complaint. “Even though his penis penetrated your vagina, because he stopped, it was not a crime.”“
How in the world in this possible when California and federal laws define any kind of unwanted penetration as rape?
But there’s more.