Missouri Legislator Says He Misspoke After Referring to Some Sexual Assaults as “Consensual Rapes”

A Missouri state lawmaker has apologized and said that he misspoke after saying that some sexual assaults were “consensual rape.”

State Rep. Barry Hovis, a former police officer, was talking about some of the rape cases he encountered during his time as an officer as the chamber debated a bill that would ban abortions after eight weeks. “

Let’s just say someone goes out and they’re raped or they’re sexually assaulted one night after a college party, because most of my rapes were not the gentleman jumping out of the bushes that nobody had ever met,” Hovis said during his remarks, “That was one or two times out of 100 … Most of them were date rapes or consensual rapes, which were all terrible.”

Rep. Hovis says that he misspoke during the remarks, and meant to say that they were trying to figure out whether the incidents were “consensual or rape.” He also added that there is “no such thing as consensual rape.”

Source: GOP state lawmaker says he misspoke on ‘consensual rape’ | TheHill

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