Quantcast
Home / Opinion Digests / Criminal Law / Victim’s disability supported attempted-rape conviction (access required)

Victim’s disability supported attempted-rape conviction (access required)

Due to evidence demonstrating a woman’s mental incapacity to appreciate the nature and consequences of intercourse, an intimate encounter between her and another patient at a psychiatric facility amounted to attempted rape. Background On March 15, 2015, Appellant James L. Diggs had been committed by a magistrate to Riverside Behavioral Center after he attempted suicide. W.F., a ...