A sworn statement by an unidentified woman, contained in a motion filed today in John Dowd’s defense against Pete Rose’s defamation lawsuit, alleges that Rose had a sexual relationship with the woman for several years in the 1970s, beginning before she turned 16. In the majority of states, including Ohio — where both the woman and Rose lived at the time — the age of legal consent is 16, so her allegation amounts to statutory rape:

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20208447/woman-accuses-pete-rose-statutory-rape