The term statutory rape means sexual activity with a minor that is not forced. It usually refers to when adults engage in sex with someone below the age of consent. In 95% of cases, the victim is female. Very few jurisdictions actually use the term statutory rape. They use terms like unlawful sex with a minor or unlawful carnal knowledge.
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- Statutory Rape Known to Law Enforcement (PDF) (Report). U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved Jan 14, 2015.
- "Summary of Current State Laws". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- Cieply, Michael (October 10, 2009). "Polanski's sex crime evolves with society (NY Times title: In Polanski Case, '70s Culture Collides With Today)". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. Retrieved October 19, 2021.