Rape is rape

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    The comments on this story are despicable. How dare people mock the victim of rape.

    Police: Dighton, Mass., man says he was sexually assaulted at Providence massage parlor | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal
     
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    If that were me I'd take the situation as a cue to exit the bulding...Well, personally I'd probably stay but still, were they holding a gun to his head and telling the 'victim' that he couldn't leave the building?
     
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    While rape is rape, there are some odd things about the story....The incident occurred in April, but he waited 4 months to report it. Why? Motive is question as well....why would a masseuse who is really a prostitute, force sex? And lack of consent is questionable because without any threat, why was he not able to resist?
     
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    Rape victims often delay reporting, it is one of the things defense attorneys used to use to question the motive of the victim.
     
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    Yes, I am aware of delay, but 4 months is a bit beyond the norm. It' questionable.
     
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    Rape victims have come out years later, this is not beyond any norm.
     
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    Not only that, but was this guy forced/coercerd in any way, shape, or form? I find it hard to believe that a 30 year old male's "happy-ending" was actually rape.
    From what the article says the man said, "I have a girlfriend" saying "I have a GF" is definitly not saying something like "no."

    edit: I don't think anyone is arguing against the fact of rape being rape. I just don't really see how the topic at hand could be considered, especially in a court of law, an act of rape. (given the articles information)
     
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    In a court of law all it takes is a lack of consent. Force and/or coersion are not required to prove rape.
     
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    In spite of the delay, what reason does this man have to lie? Is he pregnant? Is this prostitute rich? Did the prostitute give him VD, which he then gave to his girlfiend?

    The prostitute can make more money from sex than from massage. That's her motive. And, maybe she took his "no" as his desire not to feel guilty about cheating on his girl.
     
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    But was there a lack of consent? saying, "I have a girlfriend" still isn't a suitable substitute for saying "NO" That is, he didn't really object, he just said "I have a girlfiend"

     
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