Intent to rape is a necessary element of the crime for which the defendant was convicted. Accord Dorsey v. State, 108 Ga. 477 (34 SE 135); Little v. State, 42 Ga. App. 222, 224 (155 SE 352); Horton v. State, 74 Ga. App. 723, 725 (41 SE2d 278). The evidence presented in the instant case would authorize a jury to find that the defendant committed an offense against the State. However, the evidence does not establish an intent to rape with a greater degree of certainty than it establishes an intent to commit some other offense.
Hence it was insufficient to establish the specific intent alleged in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt. Dorsey v. State, 108 Ga. 477, 480, supra.
Paul E. Caswell, Solicitor General, for appellee.