No Duty to Rescue Rule and Rape

One of the longest standing debates in law is over the rule that one has no duty to rescus another individual unless they are responsible for the damage or harm. Thus, in even the lowest cost rescues, bystanders cannot be charged. In the criminal area, this becomes even more shocking as in the most recent case of a woman who called out to at least 10 witnesses for help during a rape and assault. No one came to her aid. The alleged assault lasted for 90 minutes in a St. Paul apartment building.

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