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statutory rape

noun, U.S. Law.
1.
sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of consent, which age varies in different states.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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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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