A fair question to ask is: How does a man in Minnesota get convicted of a crime as serious as rape without having committed any crime at all? The simple answer lies in the Statute: 609.341 Subd. 4 (c) (Consent), which reads:
"(c) Corroboration of the victim's testimony is not required to show lack of consent."
This single sentence provided the gate for the State to falsely convict me based on false words alone. Note that even in the statutory language, you have no alleged victim, just a "victim" whether that alleged victim is a real and true sexual abuse/assault victim, or whether she is not.
NO EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED BEYOND A FINGER POINT AND FALSE WORDS.
A dangerous and reckless statutory scheme for an innocent man, falsely accused. This must change!
More EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED FOR A PETTY MISDEMEANOR IN MN THAN CSC 1, which now carries 25 years for punishment when iy began with 4 years.
NO EVIDENTIARY CHANGES, but MN has INCREASED THE PENALTIES FOR "RAPES" IN THIS STATE THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ANY EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER BEYOND WORDS.
I am calling for legislative action to require that some evidence is necessary to sustain a rape conviction in this State. While the penalties have continuously increased to life sentences now, the evidentiary standard has not changed. No evidence is required in this State for a rape conviction.
"(c) Corroboration (EVIDENCE) of the victim's testimony is not required to show lack of consent." Illegal &Unconstitutional.
THIS STATUTE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. AT THE ACCUSATION STAGE, THE ACCUSER IS NOT A VICTIM. THAT REMOVES THE FALSE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE! AMEND PLEASE!