15,700 statutory rapes reported to U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2000:

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/208803.pdf

News stories of young men sent to prison for statutory rape:

http://magicvalley.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-who-pleaded-guilty-to-statutory-rape-sentenced-to-rider/article_9ad4dc4b-dc2b-52a2-ba72-c4d51de37043.html

https://jonathanturley.org/2008/06/01/13-year-old-girl-reportedly-lies-about-age-leading-to-statutory-rape-conviction-twice/

Levine, Harmful to Minors, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2002. pp. 68-70.

Age of menarche has fallen over the past 150 years:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3383190/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12319855

Early laws governing age of consent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_consent

Droit du seigneur:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droit_du_seigneur

Juliet looking forward to losing her virginity:

Romeo and Juliet. Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 10-16.

The white slavery panic

Berkowitz, Eric. Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire. Counterpoint Press, Berkeley, CA, 2012. Pp. 332-337, 350-356, 384-385.

D’Emilio, J. and E. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America. Harper and Row, NY, 1988, p. 153.

Levine, J. Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2002. Pp. 30, 82, 88.

Walkowitz, J. Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1980. p 17.

One in five maidservants bore their employers’ children:

D’Emilio, J. and E.B. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America. Harper & Row, NY, 1988 pp. 12-14, 43.

Levine, J. Harmful to Minors, p. xxix.

Statues governing child marriage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_marriage_in_the_United_States

Efforts to change child-marriage laws

Foderado, L. “It’s Legal for 14-YTear-Olds to Marry. Cuomo Disapproves.” New York Times, March 14, 2017.

Kristof, N. “’It Was Forced on Me:’ Child Marriage in the U.S.,” New York Times, May 28, 2017.

Cougar-cub sex: Is it child sex abuse?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kay_Letourneau

Hines, D.A. and D. Finelhor. “Statutory Sex Crime Relationships Between Juveniles and Adults: A Review of Social Scientific Research,” Aggression and Violent Behavior (2007) 12:300.

Trantham, S.M. “Male Psychological Adjustment Related to Early Sexual Experiences: Childhood Sex Abuse,” Ph.D. dissertation. 1999.

http://search.proquest.com.ucsf.idm.oclc.org/docview/619445843?accountid=114525