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statutory rape

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noun U.S. Law.
  1. sexual intercourse or other sexual relations with a person under the legal age of consent, which age varies in different states.See also rape1(def 1).

Origin of statutory rape

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for statutory rape

statutory rape

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