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RAPE

MGL chapter 265 Section 22

Anyone having sexual intercourse, (natural or unnatural) who compels another person to submit by force or threat of bodily injury and against his or her will is guilty of rape.

Penalties:

-Imprisonment in State prison for up to 20 years.

Those who’ve been previously convicted of like and similar sexual offenses must serve two-thirds of their minimum sentence

-Subsequent offenders face up to life in state prison.

-If armed with a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine-gun or assault weapon when the crime was committed- imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum of 10 years. Subsequent violent offenders face life in State prison and a mandatory 15 year sentence with no eligibility for release of any kind until two thirds of the minimum sentence is served.