Study: Nearly 1 in 6 Freshman Women Raped While Incapacitated

The study also found that students who reported a history of incapacitated rape before college were more likely to be raped again in their first year of college.

A new study found that 15 percent of college freshman women are raped while incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.

Researchers surveyed 483 women from the same private university for the study, which was published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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The study also found a pattern among the victims of incapacitated rape. Women who reported a history of incapacitated rape before college were at a much higher risk of incapacitated rape during their first year, according to

Students who reported believing that heavy drinking could enhance a sexual experience were also at a higher risk of being the victims of incapacitated rape.

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The Department of Justice found that it is rape if someone is incapacitated due to drugs or alcohol and cannot give consent for any type of sexual activity.

The researchers suggested an increase in training programs on alcohol and drug safety and urged that it should be done before students enter college.

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