statutory rape

statutory rape

noun U.S. Law.
sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of consent, which age varies in different states.

Origin:
1930–35

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statutory rape
 
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(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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