statutory rape

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search


Wikipedia has an article on:



statutory rape ‎(plural statutory rapes)

  1. (law) An illegal act of sexual intercourse by an adult with a person under the legal age of consent for sex, or with another adult who is not able to consent because of lack of mental capacity.

Usage notes[edit]

Technically, the term statutory rape is not usually used by governments or states in their laws. It is a term used to simply describe the laws against adults having sex with people younger than the government's legal age for sex.


See also[edit]