Medical Definition of Statutory rape

Statutory rape: A legal term describing sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor. The adult can be found guilty of statutory rape in courts of law even if the minor was a willing partner.

"Statutory," which is derived from the Latin word "statuere" (to place), means pertaining to a statute, or law. "Rape" is derived from the Latin "rapere" (to seize).

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018