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Rape vs Sexual Assault in Houston, Texas

Question: What is the difference between rape and sexual assault in Texas?

Answer: Rape and sexual assault are the same thing. On the legal books in Texas there is no rape, it was taken off the books many years ago. This is probably just due to the fact that rape was thought of as too strong or harsh a word for the court systems or the victims. So anytime you hear the phrase “sexual assault,” we’re essentially, it’s being used in place of the word “rape.”

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