Brit men could face rape charge for sex with drunken women

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London, Mar 13(ANI): If government agrees with a new review on rape convictions, British men can face charge of rape for having sex with women who are too drunk to consent.

Baroness Stern, who led a major inquiry aimed to improve rape convictions, said, even husbands or partners need to get "clear consent" before sexual intercourse.

Lady Stern's review disallows men to use drunkenness as an excuse for any confusion over consent.he argues that just six per cent of reported rapes result in a conviction is misleading.

Last December, Lady Stern emphasized that a drunken woman was not "fair game".

"Being drunk is voluntary and people who become drunk are responsible for their actions. It is not the alcohol that commits the rape. It is not an excuse. It used to be regarded as such, but it is not an excuse. It is an aggravating factor," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

She added: "I don't think there is any ambiguity. You can't have sex with someone who hasn't said yes and that is it. There is no grey area." (ANI)

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