Impugning Unchastity Of A Woman, Is a Crime
Anyone who openly or privately accuses a woman of not being ‘chaste’ is committing a misdemeanor, in Oklahoma. In this case, the the prosecutors do not have to prove that a woman is chaste. They just have to prove that the defendant made the claim that she was unchaste.
§21-779. Imputing unchastity to females - Penalty.
If any person shall orally or otherwise, falsely and maliciously or falsely and wantonly impute to any female, married or unmarried, a want of chastity, he shall be deemed guilty of slander, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
R.L.1910, § 2387.
§21-780. Imputing unchastity - Evidence necessary - Defenses.
In any prosecution under the preceding section it shall not be necessary for the state to show that such imputation was false, but the defendant may, in justification, show the truth of the imputation, and the general reputation for chastity of the female alleged.
R.L.1910, § 2389.