Rape in the Third Degree is commonly referred to as statutory rape.  A person is charged with Rape in the Third Degree when:

  • Sexual intercourse occurs with you and another individual and the person cannot consent for some reason other than being less than 17.
  • If you are over 21 and have intercourse with someone less than 17 years old.
  • Sexual intercourse occurs and there is a lack of consent other than an incapacity to consent.