Statutory Rape Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Statutory Rape, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Statutory Rape?

(n) Statutory rape is the sexual intercourse with a female, whether or not she has consented to such an action, who was neither a child nor reached the age of consent. The age of consent and age limit of a child varies from state to state.