Dec 19

What is the difference between rape and statutory rape?

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Statutory rape is often referred to nonforcible sexual activity where one of the individuals is below the age of consent (which means the age required to legally consent to the behavior). Although it usually refers to adults engaging in sexual contact with minors under the age of consent (age 16 in Minnesota), it is a generic term, and very few jurisdictions use the actual term “statutory rape” in the language of statutes.