What is statutory rape?
Let's start with "what is rape?" In Oklahoma, rape is defined by Section 1111 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes which we have set forth here:
A. Rape is an act of sexual intercourse involving vaginal or anal penetration accomplished with a male or female who is not the spouse of the perpetrator and who may be of the same or the opposite sex as the perpetrator under any of the following circumstances:
1. Where the victim is under sixteen (16) years of age;