Statement by D.A. Vance on Gov. Cuomo’s Adoption of Proposal to Close the Rape Intoxication Loophole

December 17, 2019

Proposal Follows D.A. Vance’s April 2018 Call to Amend Penal Law to Enable More Sex Crimes Prosecutions in Cases Where Survivor Was “Voluntarily Intoxicated” and Unable to Consent 

“This proposal would close a major loophole in New York’s rape laws, enabling prosecutors to bring more cases and secure justice for more survivors. I thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership and urge the passage of this common-sense fix that aligns New York’s definition of consent with more than half the nation.”