Antedating of "Statutory Rape"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 18 17:29:53 UTC 2005

statutory rape (OED 1898)

1873 Joel P. Bishop _Commentaries on the Law of Statutory Crimes_ 319
(Making of Modern Law)  (heading) Carnal ravishment of children under
statutes, with some further views of statutory rape.

Fred Shapiro

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