2941.1419 Rape - victim age specification.

Imposition of a mandatory indefinite prison term consisting of a minimum term of ten years and a maximum term of life imprisonment upon an offender pursuant to division (A)(3)(e)(iii) or (B)(2)(b) of section 2971.03 of the Revised Code is precluded unless the offender is convicted of or pleads guilty to attempted rape and unless the indictment, count in the indictment, or information charging the offense specifies that, had the offender completed the rape that was attempted, the offender would have been guilty of rape in violation of division (A)(1)(b) of section 2907.02 of the Revised Code and specifies that one of the following applies:

(A) The victim was under ten years of age.

(B) The offender attempted to commit rape by purposely compelling the victim to submit by force or threat of force, and the offender was sixteen years of age or older at the time of the commission of the offense.

The specification shall be stated at the end of the body of the indictment, count, or information and shall be stated in substantially the following form:

"SPECIFICATION (or, SPECIFICATION TO THE FIRST COUNT). The Grand Jurors (or insert the person's or the prosecuting attorney's name when appropriate) further find and specify that (set forth that, had the offender completed the rape that was attempted, the offender would have been guilty of a violation of division (A)(1)(b) of section 2907.02 of the Revised Code, and the victim was under ten years of age or the offender attempted to commit rape by purposely compelling the victim to submit by force or threat of force, and the offender was sixteen years of age or older at the time of the commission of the offense)."

Cite as R.C. § 2941.1419

History. Effective Date: 01-02-2007