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?
posted by Joe Beese to law & government (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
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?