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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief- Double Jeopardy- Statutory Rape

Where a defendant, who pleaded guilty to counts of statutory rape and forcible rape for two single acts, brought a double-jeopardy challenge, the judgment is affirmed because the legislature intended that forcible rape and statutory rape be separate and distinct crimes with separate punishments, and the circumstances constituting a first-degree statutory rape conviction do not ...
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