date rape

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date rape (plural date rapes)

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  1. Rape committed by an acquaintance of the victim.
  2. Rape committed after a perpetrator first secretly administers a sedative or memory-inhibiting drug (a date rape drug) to a victim under the cover of a social setting.
    • 2000, Wendy Shalit, A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue, page 29:
      In this light, it is not very surprising that so many date-rape charges fly after these "hook-ups".
    • 2009, Patti Feuereisen, Invisible Girls: The Truth about Sexual Abuse, page 184:
      Some even say it's not really date rape if you meet a guy at a party, hook up, and then he forces you to have sex with him.
    • 2010, Allison Brennan, Love Me to Death, page 11:
      The hospital didn't find signs of forced sex and didn't initially test for date-rape drugs — Prenter had time to dispose of his home chemistry lab. There had been circumstantial evidence that Prenter targeted other victims online. He'd hook up, drug and rape them, and drop them at their house.

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