statutory rape

Definition of "statutory rape"
  1. Sexual intercourse with someone below the legal age of consent, irrespective of their willingness to participate
How to use "statutory rape" in a sentence
  1. He was charged with statutory rape even though both parties had agreed to the act.
  2. Statutory rape laws are designed to protect minor children from sexual exploitation by adults.
  3. Due to the age difference between the two, and her being under the legal age, the court characterized the case as statutory rape.

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