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§ 97-3-69. Rape; "Chaste Character" Presumed; Uncorroborated Testimony Of Victim Insufficient

In the trial of all cases under the last preceding section, it shall be presumed that the female was previously of chaste character, and the burden shall be upon the defendant to show that she was not; but no person shall be convicted upon the uncorroborated testimony of the injured female. SOURCES: Codes, Hemingway's 1917, § 1094; 1930, § 1124; 1942, § 2360; Laws, 1914, ch. 171.

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Mississippi
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Phil Bryant
Phil Bryant
January 10, 2012 -
Republican
1-601-351-5023
200 South Lamar, Suite 800, Jackson, MS, 39201

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