BOISE -- Lawmakers have begun what they hope is the quick process of closing a loophole in Idaho's rape laws that helped two men evade felony charges last year.
Idaho's existing rape-by-fraud statute covers only a woman tricked into believing the man she's having sex with is her husband.
But two southwestern Idaho men avoided charges following an incident last July in which a woman was duped into having sex with her boyfriend's friend.
Because the woman wasn't married to either of the men who tricked her, a 4th District Court judge ruled they couldn't be charged with rape and the aiding and abetting of a rape.
District Judge Cheri Copsey called what happened despicable, but said Idaho law left her no choice but to dismiss the case.
Republican Sen. Denton Darrington has vowed for a quick fix and introduced the measure Monday.