This is the act of engaging someone in sexual intercourse against the person’s will. The may either be a male or a female. Since female rape cases are on the increase,this discussion will focus on the rape of girls and women. A man may force a woman to yield to him in a sexual act by threatening her with beating,harming her with a dangerous weapon if she does not submit or even death. On rare occasions older women are known to compel young boys to have sex with them against their will.
The alarming rate at which rape cases are being reported calls for concern. It is believed the actual number of rape cases may be ten times higher than the reported cases.parents are being reminded to play their roles effectively to prevent their daughter from being raped. Young men should be counselled against this wanton act of raping.
God’s word is very clear on this evil act, rape. In Deuteronomy chapter 22 verses 23 to 27, “if a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and she sleeps with her, you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death the girl because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must Purge evil from among you. But if out in the country a man happens to meet a girl pledged to be married and raped her,only the man who have done shall die
God’s punishment for rape just like other sexual sins is death. Why do we continue to protect such criminals from public disgrace by pleading for them? In some cases the victim are pleased to not to make the incident public as a means for protecting the integrity of the offender.
God’s position on rape and sexual misconduct is clear. Despite this, rape is on the increase. In many cases the girls or women keep quiet because of the fear of intimidation from their rapist.some females would want to keep their dignity by avoiding any Media publicity. many parents would not want to have anything to do with the law(police) or the court. They would therefore agreed to settle such issue on the quiet to avoid any embarrassment, especially if it involves respectable members of the society.
whenever there is some time interval between the act and the time it is reported or the time medical examination is done,there is the likelihood that fact may not be well established against the accused. He may deny the act and escape the situation prosecution.