Category: Military Sexual Assault

Understanding Incapacitation in the Context of Article 120

By Stephanie Kral | April 2, 2024

Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) has undergone numerous revisions over the past two decades, particularly concerning offenses related to “rape and sexual assault.”┬áIn the current version of Article 120, the term “incapable” is central to defining rape and sexual assault, encompassing both the act itself and the alleged victim’s ability to consent. If an individual is rendered unconscious of administered a substance that impairs their ability to appraise or control…