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Drunk people can’t technically be raped under N.Y. law, prosecutor says. Advocates say it’s not an excuse.

The scenario is unfortunately common: A woman goes to a bar and chooses to have several drinks. Later that night, she becomes a victim of sexual assault. In New York, Manhattan’s top prosecutor says, the assaulter can not be charged with a sex crime because of a legal loophole stipulating that someone who becomes voluntarily intoxicated ...

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