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noun U.S. Law.

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).

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Origin of statutory rape

First recorded in 1930–35
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statutory rape

noun

(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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