California State Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian | District 35
2012 | AB 765 | Legislation

Rape Prosecution (Achadjian)

Assembly Bill 765 would protect victims of rape by clarifying that a perpetrator who induces a victim into sexual activity by impersonating a cohabitant (live-in boyfriend or girlfriend) is guilty of felony rape.

Assembly Bill 765 was approved unanimously by the State Assembly, but was held in the Senate Public Safety Committee which has adopted a policy of holding any measure that could potentially lead to more inmates in the State's prison system.

Assemblyman Achadjian continues to work with Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley and other advocates to convince the Committee to approve this important measure.