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An 18 yr old man meets a 15 yr girl, she tells him she is 21. An while both are intoxicated of alcohol, they have sex.

Louisville, KY |

She claims to not remember anything. What can he be charged with ?

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  1. Lots: rape, statutory rape, indecent liberties, providing liquor to minors, etc.

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  2. He can be charged with many crimes. Her lying about her age may not be a defense.

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  3. He can be charged with statutory rape because age of consent is 16. However, there is a defense if age difference is less than 5 years if the lack of consent is due only to age. Here, lack of consent is also due to her incapacity from alcohol. That could eliminate any defense and lead to an actual rape charge. This situation is serious and her lie about her age is irrelevant.

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  4. In Ky this is a crime. The age of consent is 16, a 15 year old CANNOT LEGALLY CONSENT TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE in this state. The Kentucky Statute is below:

    § 510.060. Rape in the third degree.

    Kentucky Revised Statutes

    Title 50. KENTUCKY PENAL CODE

    Chapter 510. SEXUAL OFFE
    Current through 2011 Legislative Session

    § 510.060. Rape in the third degree

    (1) A person is guilty of rape in the third degree when:

    (a) He engages in sexual intercourse with another person who is incapable of consent because he or she is mentally retarded;

    (b) Being twenty-one (21) years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than sixteen (16) years old;

    (c) Being twenty-one (21) years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than eighteen (18) years old and for whom he or she provides a foster family home as defined in KRS 600.020;

    (d) Being a person in a position of authority or position of special trust, as defined in KRS 532.045, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a minor under sixteen (16) years old with whom he or she comes into contact as a result of that position; or

    (e) Being a jailer, or an employee, contractor, vendor, or volunteer of the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, or a detention facility as defined in KRS 520.010, or of an entity under contract with either department or a detention facility for the custody, supervision, evaluation, or treatment of offenders, he or she subjects a person who he or she knows is incarcerated, supervised, evaluated, or treated by the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, detention facility, or contracting entity, to sexual intercourse.

    (2) Rape in the third degree is a Class D felony.

    History. Effective: July 15, 2010
    Amended 2010, Ky. Acts ch. 26, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended 2006, Ky. Acts ch. 182, sec. 31, effective July 12, 2006. -- Amended 2002, Ky. Acts ch. 259, sec. 7, effective July 15, 2002; and ch. 282, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002. --Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 283, sec. 12, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 86, effective January 1, 1975.

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  5. Rape is likely the most serious offense that can result from this scenario. Contact an attorney who is licensed in Kentucky.

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