May 19, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks to The Lawyer's Daily on "stealthing" and the law: Is it sexual assault?

"Stealthing” is the new sexual assault — a crime by any other name, say Canadian lawyers — that adds another twist to current issues of consent in cases of sexual violence.

The practice — not rape, but “rape-adjacent”, as one victim put it — refers to partners who during consensual sex with a condom surreptitiously remove the prophylactic, or cause it to be removed.

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