Fraudulent Sex


A while ago a female friend told me that she resented the scene in Revenge of the Nerds where the guy has sex with the girl by fooling her into thinking he's her boyfriend (after stealing the boyfriend's knock-off Darth Vader mask). According to my friend, the guy "basically rapes her."

Well, not according to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachuseets:

A Hampden County man who allegedly tricked his brother's girlfriend into having sex with him by impersonating his sibling in the middle of the night cannot be convicted of rape, the state's highest court ruled yesterday in a controversial decision that affirms the court's long-held view that sex obtained through fraud is no crime.

Story here via How Appealing.

It may not be a crime, but it's still probably not a good idea (though it worked out well for the guy in Revenge of the Nerds).


if it's a crime to con people into giving you money, why isn't it a crime to con people into giving you sex?

Yeah, the nerds in that movie commit at least half a dozen sexual crimes.

I don't think it should be considered rape, but there should still be a law about frauding people into having sex.

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