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Laws are seeking to shine a light on the issue of rape by fraud. The new york times abigail finney was in her freshman year at purdue university in indiana in february 2017 when she fell asleep in her boyfriends dorm room. During the night he snuggled up to her in bed in the pitch black, his hand grazing her breast, and they began having sex. Rape by deception is a situation in which the perpetrator obtains the victims agreement to engage in sexual intercourse or other sex acts, but gains it by deception or false statements or actions. Judicial treatment of such situations varies greatly by country and even by case. As he puts it, sex-by-deception is always sex without consent, because a consent obtained by deception, as courts have long and repeatedly held outside of rape law, is no consent at all. Although sex by deception doesnt compromise consent, it nonetheless violates the principle of respect for persons, not by vitiating sexual autonomy and compromising consent, but by failing to respect other sexual rights, such as our rights to sexual dignity, individuality, and privacy. I fear the bald facts lend themselves to a curiosity born out of prurience. It is hard not to question the circumstances, as laid out in the case. In missouri, for example, assent does not constitute consent if it is induced by force, duress or deception. Without intending to exhaustively cover all of the cases in which it is sensible to punish sex obtained by misrepresentations, i argue that obvious candidates for criminalization are cases that feature deception that is also coercive, deception that amounts to a breach of trust by a person in a position of authority, and deception that causes significant harm in addition to the infringement of. The whole sex-by-deception thing is back in the courts, this time with a teenager from england. (telegraph) the facts are broadly similar in both cases a woman 1 poses as male and has relationships with other women, but this time she ends up in trouble due to sexual assaults on the women, rather than them simply being unhappy when they find out the full situation as that happened later. Choosing to have sex with someone on false pretenses probably does not strike most of us as rape, even if it does represent a victimization of a different sort (and, in some cases, of a very serious sort). Impersonation intuitively occupies a more rape-like category than do ordinary rape by deception scenarios. Although my belief is that the law as it currently stands does not consider deception as to gender will invalidate consent, it would require a supreme court case on this specific point to fully clarify the law.