Whose state of residence governs statutory rape prosecutions?
June 21, 2010 2:54 PM Subscribe
Are statutory rape prosecutions based on the state of residence of the accused, the state of residence of the victim, or where the sex occurred?
Our hypothetical example:
Pat is 16 years and 6 months old. Pat lives in state X where the age of consent is 17.
Sandy is a middle-aged adult. Sandy lives in state Y where the age of consent is 16.
Nearby is state Z where the age of consent is 18.
What is Sandy's vulnerability to prosecution for statutory rape for sex acts performed in states X, Y, and Z respectively?