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I have only one question: Gail Meyer "says this bill leaves innocent people vulnerable to prosecution and shifts the burden of proof to the defendant.
"She says that under this bill, two people could get drunk at night, wake up in the morning and only one could be charged with rape."
This might have been answered on the program, which I have not heard, but not here on the web. So, on what basis does Ms. Meyer make this statement? I just went through the whole of ORS 163 and nowhere does it make a distinction between males and females in terms of rape.
Nor do I see any reason in the statute or the proposed amendment that would impose the burden of proof on the perpetrator.
Unless it can be demonstrated that there is some reason for her concern, this bill seems not only sensible, but needed.
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