2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 5 - Sexual Offenses
39-13-502 - Aggravated rape.

39-13-502. Aggravated rape.

(a)  Aggravated rape is unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or the defendant by a victim accompanied by any of the following circumstances:

     (1)  Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act and the defendant is armed with a weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead the victim reasonably to believe it to be a weapon;

     (2)  The defendant causes bodily injury to the victim;

     (3)  The defendant is aided or abetted by one (1) or more other persons; and

          (A)  Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act; or

          (B)  The defendant knows or has reason to know that the victim is mentally defective, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless.

(b)  Aggravated rape is a Class A felony.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; 1990, ch. 980, § 3; 1992, ch. 878, § 3.]  
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