Sexuality occurs between two people who share mutual respect and intimacy, and there is a shared acknowledgment of each other as a person. Statutory Rape is based on manipulation and exploitation of the victim, not respect and intimacy.
What is Statutory Rape?
Statutory rape is unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor (under 18 years of age), who is not the spouse of the perpetrator.
Do We Prosecute Every Case?
No. We evaluate each case independently to determine if criminal charges are appropriate.
What Are We Doing in Napa County About These Cases?
Statutory rape cases are aggressively prosecuted in the county. If you know of a teen that is involved in a sexual relationship with an older adult, or an adult who is involved with a teen, contact your local law enforcement agency.