Amends GS Chapter 14, Article 7B, adding new section GS 14-27.37, titled Withdrawal of consent. Provides that a person who initially consents to vaginal intercourse or to a sexual act can withdraw that consent at any time during the course of that sexual act, and that a defendant who continues the vaginal intercourse or sexual act after consent is withdrawn is deemed to have committed that act by force and against the will of the other person. Requires that withdrawal of consent must be clearly communicated in a way that a person knows or should reasonably know consent was withdrawn. Effective December 1, 2019, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
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