The Bible says that at least two witnesses are needed to establish a matter. (Numbers 35:30; Deuteronomy 17:6 ) But under the Law, if a man raped an engaged girl “in the field” and she screamed, she was innocent of adultery and he was not. Given that others did not witness the rape, why was she innocent while he was guilty?

Deuteronomy 22:25-27 (NASB)

25 “But if in the field the man finds the girl who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die. 26 But you shall do nothing to the girl; there is no sin in the girl worthy of death, for just as a man rises against his neighbor and murders him, so is this case. 27 When he found her in the field, the engaged girl cried out, but there was no one to save her.


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In the instance of Deuteronomy 22:25-27 the girl screaming for help shows that she didn't consent to unlawfully lying with the man so she can't be deemed guilty.

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