Rape by Fraud Law and Legal Definition

Rape by fraud refers to a rape in which the woman is induced to believe that the offender is her husband.

Rape is the carnal knowledge of a woman without her consent, obtained by force, threats or fraud, etc. The fraud must consist in the use of some stratagem by which the woman is induced to believe the offender is her husband. [Lee v. State, 44 Tex. Crim. 354, 360 (Tex. Crim. App. 1902)].