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What age is considered statutory rape? What are the consequences? What if it is OK with your parents?

Statutory rape laws actually vary from state to state. In most states statutory rape is when the male is over 18 and the female is under 18. Unfortunately, this is obviously a gender biased crime and it doesn't leave room for consent - from the person under 18 or the person's parents.

However, this does vary for different states - for instance, in some states it only qualifies if the girl is under the age of 14. If you tell me what state you are in, I can give you more information.

As for the consequences - they vary, too. For instance, you first have to press charges - or someone has to press charges and that doesn't seem to be the case with you. I hope that helps - and I do hope that if there was any chance of rape you wouldn't be in this relationship in the first place. Good luck.


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