rape, statutory
n.
The crime of having sexual intercourse with a person below a statutorily prescribed age of consent, regardless of whether the victim consented and how old the victim claimed to be.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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