statutory rape


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statutory rape

n.
Sexual relations with a person who has not reached the statutory age of consent.

statutory rape

n
(Law) (in the US) the criminal offence of having sexual intercourse with a girl who has not reached the age of consent

stat′utory rape′


n.
sexual intercourse with a person under the legal age of consent.
[1930–35]

statutory rape

The crime of having sexual relations with a person who is below the statutory age of consent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statutory rape - sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)
ravishment, rape, assault, violation - the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
Translations

statutory rape

n (US) → Unzucht fmit Minderjährigen
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According to then Governor of California Pete Wilson, renewed and vigorous enforcement of the statutory rape law would serve three important purposes for welfare policy: (1) deter men from having intercourse with underage females by increasing their fear of apprehension and punishment; (2) thereby reduce the number of underage females becoming pregnant and consequently reduce the number of underage females seeking AFDC; and (3) identify the fathers of underage pregnant teens and thereby force those men to pay child support.
Supreme Court of California that a state statutory rape law that
Because the sex involved another male, the older boy received a seventeen-year prison term rather than the standard fifteen months for statutory rape.
It's a serious crime for an adult to have sexual relations with a minor, yet it seems to be a rule that these clinics and the Government are condoning statutory rape, when they fail to report these incidents to the authorities.
It is much harder to protect children from statutory rape, pornography, incest, and abuse, if we pretend that they can consent to sexual and reproductive decisions.
In some cases, it could also expose instances of abuse or statutory rape that teenage abortions may otherwise conceal.
In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court said that the Georgia General Assembly intended to punish Dixon's conduct as misdemeanor statutory rape rather than felony aggravated child molestation.
At 14, Yumi Fuller runs away after her teacher gets her pregnant and then takes her to an illegal abortionist to avoid getting himself arrested for statutory rape.
A Turkish barman, on trial for the statutory rape of British teenager Rachel Lloyd, has claimed the two plan to get married later this year.
If a girl is 12 or under, her attacker will be convicted of statutory rape.
It will chart Rachael's relationship with Ocak who was recently released from prison in Turkey where he was earlier this year convicted of statutory rape.
As Turk Mehmet Sedat Ocak was released six months after being jailed for statutory rape, Channel 4 released new pictures of the pair together and apparently in love.

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