Unlawful sexual intercourse, commonly referred to as statutory rape or sex with a minor , is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of eighteen, who is not the spouse of the perpetrator. Unlawful sexual intercourse is prosecuted in California under Penal Code section Sexual intercourse is defined as any penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or genitalia by the penis. Ejaculation is not required. Consent by the victim is not relevant and therefore is not a defense in unlawful sexual intercourse cases. In California, the crime of unlawful sexual intercourse is prosecuted as a misdemeanor if the age difference between the perpetrator and the victim is 3 years or less.
What is the difference between the different sex crimes under Oregon law?
Unlawful sexual penetration- first degree - Oregon Sexual Assault Laws & Punishments
WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender. Every person who induces any other person to engage in sexual intercourse, sexual penetration, oral copulation, or sodomy when his or her consent is procured by false or fraudulent representation or pretense that is made with the intent to create fear, and which does induce fear, and that would cause a reasonable person in like circumstances to act contrary to the person's free will, and does cause the victim to so act, is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year or in the state prison for two, three, or four years. All rights reserved.
As an adult in California, having sex with a minor could result in unlawful sexual intercourse charges, even if it is consensual. Increasingly, teens in the East Bay, and throughout California, are sexually active. Sometimes, they may enter into relationships with people who are older than them.
In Oregon, the criminal charge of Unlawful sexual penetration- first degree is classified as a Class A felony. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments. Unlawful sexual penetration- first degree is a charge that is unique to Oregon. Crimes that would be prosecuted as unlawful sexual penetration- first degree in Oregon will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place. Back to list of Oregon laws.