(1) The crime of statutory rape is committed when: (a) Any person seventeen (17) years of age or older has sexual intercourse with a child who: (i) Is at least fourteen (14) but under sixteen (16) years of age; (ii) Is thirty-six (36) or more months younger than the person; and (iii) Is not the person’s spouse; or (b) A person of any age has sexual intercourse with a child who: (i) Is under the age of fourteen (14) years; (ii) Is twenty-four (24) or more months younger than the person; and (iii) Is not the person’s spouse.(2) Neither the victim’s consent nor the victim’s lack of chastity is a defense to a charge of statutory rape.It was a shock to the community when this happened and I'm glad the jury listened to the evidence and gave the right verdict." Under Mississippi law, if a defendant has been found guilty of kidnapping, a jury is given the option of imposing a life sentence, but the jury in this case opted not to exercise that option.Instead, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Dale Harkey imposed sentence on all four counts.This office seeks to enhance public safety and welfare through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest and efficient manner.The Office of the District Attorney will aggressively prosecute criminals and diligently protect the innocent.(3) Upon conviction for statutory rape, the defendant shall be sentenced as follows: (a) If eighteen (18) years of age or older, but under twenty-one (21) years of age, and convicted under paragraph (1)(a) of this section, to imprisonment for not more than five (5) years in the State Penitentiary or a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars (,000.00), or both; (b) If twenty-one (21) years of age or older and convicted under paragraph (1)(a) of this section, to imprisonment of not more than thirty (30) years in the State Penitentiary or a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars (,000.00), or both, for the first offense, and not more than forty (40) years in the State Penitentiary for each subsequent offense; (c) If eighteen (18) years of age or older and convicted under paragraph (1)(b) of this section, to imprisonment for life in the State Penitentiary or such lesser term of imprisonment as the court may determine, but not less than twenty (20) years.
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