You may be aware of the type of rape that occurs when a stranger has sex with another person without his or her consent. But there’s another type of rape that’s equally as serious and involved people who actually know each other quite well. Spousal rape—also known as marital rape—is a real thing, and it’s illegal.
So what exactly constitutes spousal rape, and what can you do if you face accusations? Read on to read more about this little-known crime and how to protect your legal rights.