The title 'Drug Rape' is a very general term which, has come to represent some very different situations. It can be the victimization and subsequent rape of an individual by someone they know intimately or just as an acquaintance. It can occur on a first date, or by someone the victim has come to know and trust.
This same phrase has also come to represent another disturbing variation of rape. It is more appropriately called drug-facilitated sexual assault, and it has been increasing in frequency at an alarming rate. As with most rape, it is difficult to ascertain the true extent of this crime.
In its purest definition, this form of 'Drug Rape' is accomplished by the placement of a drug, legal or illegal, into an unaware victims' consumable without their prior knowledge or consent. This drug must meet certain criteria. First, it must be able to be present in the victim’s beverage without raising suspicion. This means it must be relatively tasteless, without odor, and not impart any physical changes to the beverage in question, i.e. color change, cloudy appearance or very oily look. Second, it must render the victim in a quasi-comatose state so as to aid in the perpetrators plans. It general has a synergistic effect with alcohol, but that is not a requirement.
With this definition in mind, consider how alcohol has been implicated and proven to be a primary factor in many rape cases. It lowers victim’s inhibitions, and eliminates their power to reason sometimes leaving them in potentially life threatening situation. But, alcohol alone is not a drug facilitated sexual assault agent. It is nearly impossible to forcibly give someone alcohol without them being aware.
The same holds true for many of the so-called 'Club Drugs' which, have gained notoriety in the media recently. The drug MDMA or as it is better known as ecstasy has grown to become the illegal drug choice with club goers throughout the United States in recent years. There have been reported cases of assault against individuals while they were under the influence of MDMA, but these victims unfortunately ingested the drug with consent. Also, ecstasy doesn't fit the requirements of a true 'Drug Rape' agent. It is relatively insoluble in water and alcohol based beverages, even when crushed.
Potentially there are thousands of agents which, could be utilized to accomplish this heinous act. Fortunately, there are really but a few which seem to be abused the most for 'Drug Rape'. Suffice to say, it wouldn't be prudent to list every possible 'Drug Rape' agent, first because most are nearly unattainable to the common perpetrator, and second, listing them might give an unscrupulous mind ideas. Drink Safe Technologies, Inc. has developed a safe, relatively fast diagnostic test to detect the most abused 'Drug Rape' drugs. This does not mean they are the only drugs we test for. It just isn't appropriate to announce them at this time. Also, if and when another drug rises to the infamous status of the major drugs, you can be sure that the test will be redesigned to accommodate them.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, "Drug Rape", is one of the fastest growing drug-facilitated, sexual assault crimes in America today. In most cases, this is how it happens: Illicit drugs are unobtrusively slipped into beverages of unsuspecting victims at dance parties, bars or nightclubs. These substances are colorless, tasteless and odorless so the victim has absolutely no way of knowing that the drink he or she is about to consume will cause severe impairment and leave him or her defenseless. The victim is then left at the mercy of the perpetrator, led away to somewhere private and ultimately assaulted.
In recent years, drug-facilitated sexual assault has become a growing concern among health and community educators. A number of drugs have become known as 'Drug Rape' drugs or 'predatory drugs' because they are used to incapacitate individuals for the purposes of committing a crime, often sexual assault.
Alcohol is the drug most commonly associated with sexual assault, but incidents involving other drugs are on the rise. These drugs, also called "club drugs" because of their popularity in dance clubs and bars, can be unknowingly given to a victim, incapacitate the victim, and prevent him/her from resisting during a sexual assault or other crime. They can also produce amnesia causing a victim to be unclear of what, if any, crime was committed.
These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol. As with any coerced sexual activity, victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault cannot protect themselves from HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, or unintended pregnancy.
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