Seduction & Slander Now Legal – New Oklahoma Laws in 2017 Pt 3

Come November 1, 2017, it will be once again be legal in Oklahoma to seduce a virgin by promising to marry her and slander a woman’s virtue! These antiquated laws will be repealed. This is a start, but Oklahoma still has a long way to go towards modernizing our criminal code.

The full text of the repealed laws is below. The year following the text is the year the law was initially enacted.

779 – Imputation of Unchastity as Slander – Penalty

seduction in oklahomaIf any person shall orally or otherwise, falsely and maliciously or falsely and wantonly impute to any female, married or unmarried, a want of chastity, he shall be deemed guilty of slander, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 1910

780 – Imputation of Unchastity – Proof – Defense

In any prosecution under the preceding section it shall not be necessary for the state to show that such imputation was false, but the defendant may, in justification, show the truth of the imputation, and the general reputation for chastity of the female alleged. 1910

1120 – Penalty for Seducing Unmarried Female Under Promise of Marriage

Any person who, under promise of marriage, seduces and has illicit connection with any unmarried female of previous chaste character shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.1910

1121 – Subsequent Marriage a Defense

The subsequent marriage of the parties is a defense to a prosecution for a violation of the last section. 1910

1122 – Marriage After Seduction – Penalty for Abandonment

Any person charged by information or indictment with the offense of seduction who shall, before the trial of such charge, marry the female whom he was accused of seducing, thereby procuring the dismissal of such charge, and who shall within two (2) years after said marriage, without the fault of his said wife, such fault amounting to acts committed by her after said marriage as would entitle him to a divorce under the laws of this state, shall abandon her or refuse to live with her, or shall be so cruel to her as to compel her to leave him, or shall be guilty of such outrages or cruelties towards her as to make their living together impossible, thereby leaving her or forcing her to leave him, and live apart from each other, shall be guilty of the offense of abandonment after seduction and marriage; and any person convicted of said offense shall be guilty of a felony and shall be confined in the State Penitentiary for a term of not less than two (2) years nor more than ten (10) years; and said marriage shall be no bar to the qualifications of said female to testify against the defendant; and the female so seduced and subsequently married and abandoned as herein provided, shall be a competent witness against said defendant. 1915

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