Politician charged with sexual assault for intercourse with wife with Alzheimer’s disease

This is an interesting case taking place in the U.S. I want to hear your opinions!

Case outline: A woman with Alzheimer’s was sexually assaulted by her husband. Her husband was informed far in advance that his wife had lost the capacity to consent to sexual intercourse. The woman’s mental capacity had deteriorated to such a state that her assessment showed she had severe impairment and she was “in her own little world”.

Two sides:
Doctors claim that affection towards her husband (ie. hugs) were a primal instinct not an informed decision. Conversely, his family argues the charges are “illogical and unnatural”.

What’s your stand?

Read the article for a complete and detailed explanation of the case.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/prominent-iowa-politician-charged-with-sexual-assault-for-intercourse-with-wife-with-alzheimers-disease

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