Tulsa police want lawmakers to close a loophole that allows rapists to get a lighter sentence when the victim is drugged. Basically the way state law is written, first-degree rape doesn't apply when the victim is unconscious.
The issue came up when investigators were looking into accusations a former Saint Francis nurse had raped an unconscious patient.
The District Attorney says he was forced to charge Olayinka Osifeso with second-degree rape. Osifeso has pleaded not guilty.
The maximum punishment for second-degree rape is 15 years in prison. But, a charge of first-degree rape carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
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