How To Report Statutory Rape ?
The use of the term ‘statutory rape’ is obsolete in today’s legal system. The term is used to describe having sexual relationship which may be consensual, but turns out to be illegal because either one who commits the act is under the age of consent. The age limit considered legal for consent differs from one state to the next, but in general it is a minimum of 16 years.More...
The Statute Of Limitations On Statutory Rape
The statute of limitation is the time limit set by the law on the police and the prosecutors to file the charges in a crime. This conditionality was introduced for speedy justice and making sure that the perpetrator does not suffer from the lingering past deeds and moves on to the future having reformed oneself.
However, there are certain crimes, such as murder and treason, that do not fall under this provision of time limit. But, victims’ rights groups are opposed to this exception and argue that the time limitation should be applicable to all crimes.More...
What Is The Punishment For Statutory Rape ?
The sexual relation between the parties below the age of consent is called as statutory rape. Consensual sex below the age of consent is illegal. It is a violation of the law. The laws governing statutory rape vary from state to state, with the age of consent differing in different states. There are also different names for this crime.
There are very few laws at the federal level that deal with statutory rape. But, the states bring statutory rape under state laws covering sexual assault, unlawful sexual intercourse, rape or carnal knowledge of a child.More...