Statutory rape

sexual activity in which one of the individuals is below the age required to legally consent to the behavior

The term statutory rape means sexual activity with a minor that is not forced.[1] It usually refers to when adults engage in sex with someone below the age of consent. In 95% of cases, the victim is female.[1] Very few jurisdictions actually use the term statutory rape.[2] They use terms like unlawful sex with a minor or unlawful carnal knowledge.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Statutory Rape Known to Law Enforcement (PDF) (Report). U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved Jan 14, 2015.
  2. "Summary of Current State Laws". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. Cieply, Michael (October 10, 2009). "Polanski's sex crime evolves with society (NY Times title: In Polanski Case, '70s Culture Collides With Today)". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. Retrieved October 19, 2021.