In most states, it’s legal for cops to have sex with people in their custody
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In most states, it’s legal for cops to have sex with people in their custody

Though most Americans are probably unaware of it, in most states it’s not illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody. Nationally, 35 states allow a strange legal loophole where cops can claim a sexual encounter between them and their detainee is consensual to avoid rape or assault charges.