FBI Definition of Rape to Include Men for First Time
For 85 years, the official definition of rape did not include men.
The FBI is changing that definition to include sexual assault of males, USA Today reports.
“Under the current definition, established 85 years ago, many of the sex crimes alleged in the ongoing prosecution of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky would not be counted in the bureau’s Uniform Crime Report, one of the most reliable measures of crime in the United States,” USA Today’s Kevin Johnson writes.
USA Today reports that the rape is currently defined as “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.”
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