Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
United States v. Bell
While staying in a hospital, Tommie Bell (Defendant) attempted to rape a female geriatric patient. Due to a mental disease, the victim was unable to comprehend what was happening to her at the time of the rape. Defendant was convicted of assault with intent to commit rape. He appealed his conviction on the ground the victim’s inability to form a reasonable apprehension of bodily harm precluded the possibility that an assault occurred.
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