Actions taken by husband in bride-kidnapping video evidence a Rape or nontraditional rape occurred
According to the Susan Estrich article regarding rape, non-traditional rape differs from rape proper due to the amount of violence or physical force which is used during the commencement of the act. Author, Susan Estrich concludes that the husband in the Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan video committed non-traditional rape as opposed to the act of rape proper, as follows:
(1) The husband kidnaps his "bride" with the intent of commencing the marriage with an act of sex; therefore, his mens rea involves intention to force non-traditional rape and the actus reas is the physical act of committing non-traditional rape. In her essay titled Rape, Susan Estrich states that regardless of the differences in definitions, every statue is composed of three main characteristics when defining rape, "force" "threat" and "consent" (179.6.2).