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1 hope you can help me with this on Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:37 pm

bhebheeds


Arresto Menor
what is the age of consent in the phils... for statutory rape.. thx

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2 Re: hope you can help me with this on Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:59 pm

zulfikarl


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Statutory rape is committed when a man have sex with a woman below twelve years old. The gravamen of the offense is the sexual act itself. Consent is not a defense nor threat and intimidation an element of the offense.

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3 Re: hope you can help me with this on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:02 pm

bhebheeds


Arresto Menor
hey zulfikar,, would the same law be applied if the older one is a woman. your a great help

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4 Re: hope you can help me with this on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:24 pm

zulfikarl


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Art. 335. When and how rape is committed. Rape is committed by having carnal knowledge of a woman under any of the following circumstances:
1. By using force or intimidation;
2. When the woman is deprived of reason or otherwise unconscious; and
3. When the woman is under twelve years of age, even though neither of the circumstances mentioned in the two next preceding paragraphs shall be present.

Number (3) is Statutory rape. From the wording of the proviso, it can readily be inferred that Statutory rape can only be committed against a woman who is under twelve years old. If the woman is between 12 and 17 y.o., it falls under Seduction.

I suggest you go to the Prosecutor's office for them to file the appropriate charge in court.

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