2What is consent?Consent is cooperation in act and attitude. In Colorado, the absence of “No” is not consentExercise of free will. Consent must be given without coercion or forceKnowledge of what is happening. Somebody under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not in the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, therefore they cannot give consent.
3It is prosecutable under CO law What is Sexual Assault?Sexual assault is any sexual contact without consent and may include touching of intimate body areas, intercourse or penetrationIt is prosecutable under CO law
4What is Rape?Rape is defined as nonconsensual sexual intrusion or penetration of the vagina, anus or mouth of the victim. The weapon of intrusion used by the perpetrator may be a penis, tongue, finger or object.This includes times when the victim was drunk, high, drugged, or passed out and unable to consent
5Situation:Jamie tells Bailey that if they don’t have sex, then they will have to break up. Not wanting to break up, Bailey agrees and they have sexWas there consent?
13NO, because Casey was so intoxicated, Casey wasn’t in the mental state to be able to give consent
14Situation:Kelly and Quinn are in Kelly’s room. Quinn originally agreed to have sex, but halfway through, changes their mind and tells Kelly it isn’t a good idea. Kelly, already worked up, decides to continue anyway and have sex with QuinnWas there consent?
16NO, even though Quinn originally agreed, Quinn ended up changing their mind. Consent CAN be taken away at any point during a sexual encounter
17Situation:Jordan and Avery are in Avery’s room. Jordan begins to kiss Avery. Avery is having flashbacks of a previous case of sexual assault and doesn’t say anything. Avery stays rigid while they have sex.Was there consent?