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Reynolds v. State

Alaska Court of Appeals
664 P.2d 621 (Alaska Ct. App. 1983)


Randall Reynolds (defendant) took a female acquaintance to his apartment, after offering to take her to her own home instead. Reynolds forced the woman to enter the apartment, locked the door and put the key in his pocket, had intercourse with her over her verbal objections, and prevented her from leaving until the next morning. The woman testified that she did not physically resist because she was afraid of Reynolds and saw a handgun in the apartment. Reynolds was convicted of first-degree sexual assault, under the state’s statute that defined intercourse without consent as intercourse in which the victim, with or without resisting, is coerced by the use or force or by an express or implied threat of imminent death, injury, or kidnapping. Reynolds appealed, alleging that the statute was unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Singleton, J.)

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