Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home / Opinion Digests / Criminal Law / Threat of sodomy can be common-law robbery element (access required)

Threat of sodomy can be common-law robbery element (access required)

Under Virginia common law, a person can be convicted of robbery “by means of threatening to accuse the victim of having committed sodomy … if the accusation of ‘sodomy’ involves a crime against nature under extant criminal law.” Certified question “The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit entered a certification order asking this Court ...