n. the legal concept that someone 18 or older having sex with someone younger than 18 is committing a felony. Members of NAMBLA
advocate committing this with young boys
, apparently. Even less than 100 years ago, it was common for men to marry teen girls as young as 13. I guess all those men committed statutory rape.
John is 18 and Jane is 17, and John was arrested and put in jail and now is a convicted felon even though Jane married him on her 18th birthday. What a crazy country we live in.