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A person convicted of the offense of statutory rape shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 20 years; provided, however, that if the person so convicted is 21 years of age or older, such person shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than ten nor more than 20 years.

Also, a conviction for people 21 and over will trigger certain sex offender sentencing provisions which provide for mandatory prison time.

Under our law, a person under 16 does not have the legal capacity to consent to sex.

It also does not matter if the underage person lies about their age.

That is probably why I rarely write columns on the subject.