SEC. 97-3-67. Rape; carnal knowledge of unmarried persons over fourteen and under eighteen years of age.
Any person who shall have carnal knowledge of any unmarried person of previously chaste character younger than himself or herself and over fourteen (14) and under eighteen (18) years of age, upon conviction, shall be punished either by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not longer than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment or by imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years; and such punishment, within said limitation, shall be fixed by the jury trying each case, or by the court upon the entry of a plea of guilty.
SOURCES: Codes, Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 1093; 1930, Sec. 1123; 1942, Sec. 2359; Laws, 1914, ch. 171; 1962, ch. 320; 1980, ch. 390; 1985, ch. 389, Sec. 4, eff from and after July 1, 1985.