statutory rape

noun

  • Criminal Law

Definitions of statutory rape

  • the offence of having sex with someone who is under the statutory age of consent (=the age at which a person is considered able to decide for his or herself if she wants to have sex)

    A waiter who had underage sex with a 14-year-old holidaymaker has been jailed for five years for statutory rape.

This is a limited preview — please sign in or subscribe to learn everything we know about the term “statutory rape”.