Can a female get charge with statutory rape?

Asked on July 17, 2014 under Criminal Law, Georgia


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Most state penal codes are written in terms of an adult and child; they do not specify what gender the offender or victim must be. While some states still limit statutory rape only to men who have sex with females younger than the age of consent (typically 16), the majority of states will also prosecute women. In fact, there have been many prosecutions of female teachers who have had sex with their underage students. To be certain of the laws in your state you can run a google search or place a call into a local criminal law attorney.

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