While rape is often considered a crime against women, Oklahoma rape lawyers know that anyone can be accused and anyone can be a victim.
While rape is probably most commonly committed by women against men, there are a number of scenarios in which rape occurs. Rape occurs whenever the victim, regardless of gender, does not consent to sex or is legally unable to consent to sex, and is forced or coerced into sexual intercourse with the perpetrator, regardless of gender. In an unusual case out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week, a 19-year-old Vici man was accused of the rape of two men in separate incidents on consecutive days.
Allegedly, Brandon Brady raped each of two men with whom he was sharing a room at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Tulsa. Police say the men were staying at the hotel for an event, and the facility's website shows the only scheduled convention to be a meeting for CareerTech students and faculty.
According to police, Brady is accused of raping one man while the alleged victim was attempting to shower at approximately 7:00 p.m. last Sunday. He is then accused of raping the second man at approximately 7:30 p.m. the following evening as the alleged victim attempted to use the bathroom. Brady was arrested at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning and taken to the Tulsa County jail on two complaints of first degree rape. His bail was set at $100,00o. Oklahoma rape attorneys represent defendants accused of rape and other sex crimes.
These defendants are frequently men, but women are often accused as well, particularly in cases of rape of minors. It is unusual, though not impossible, for a woman to be accused of raping a grown man. Sometimes this occurs when the victim is legally unable to consent to sex, as in the case of female correctional officers having sex with inmates.
In a recent unusual case, an Australian woman was accused of rape after allegedly breaking into her male victim's home and forcible performing oral sex on him. Rebecca Elder, 39, was charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass and rape. Regardless of the gender of the defendant or alleged victim, rape charges may be filed against anyone accused of having sex with someone who did not consent or was legally unable to consent due to age, mental incapacity, or custody or supervision.
If you or someone you love has been accused of rape, call an experienced rape defense lawyer in Oklahoma as soon as possible.