Statutory rape - Tennessee Sexual Assault Laws
In Tennessee, the criminal charge of Statutory rape is classified as a Statutory Class E felony.
Statutory rape Crime & Punishment in Tennessee :
The Tennessee code § 39-13-506 defines one degrees of the crime statutory rape, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
|Severity||Statutory rape - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class E felony
||Maximum of 6 years in prison and a maximum fine $3,000|
Tennessee law allows statutory rape to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the Tennessee Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Statutory rape defined in other states :
Statutory rape is a charge in a total of two other state(s). The exact definition, charge type, and potential sentencing of this charge varying state to state. For further details please refer to the state page.
|Georgia||Felony; Misdemeanor||10-20 years in prison.; 1-20 years in prison ; Jail time not to exceed 12 months and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00|
|Mississippi||5-30 years based on age of defendant|