Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 37
Sexual Assault

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-37-12

§ 11-37-12. Proof of resistance unnecessary.

In any prosecution brought under this chapter, it shall not be necessary to prove that the victim physically resisted the accused if the victim reasonably believed that resistance would be useless and might result in his or her serious bodily injury.

History of Section.
P.L. 1979, ch. 302, § 2; P.L. 1980, ch. 273, § 1.