Twin Falls County prosecutor says rape laws 'weakened'


Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, says the Legislature may have to intervene on behalf of businesses that feel their property rights are threatened by local ordinances.

Grant Loebs, Twin Falls County prosecutor, says changes made by lawmakers to the rape laws in Idaho are making it difficult to help victims.

In a story from the Idaho Statesman, Loebs says that when the rape statute was changed from simply being a minor to being age 16 or 17 and in a relationship with someone no more than three years older as being consensual, victims have “lost their opportunity for justice.”

Loebs also said the Legislature “clearly created a problem that wasn’t there.”

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