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Qualified seduction, A337 Revised Penal Code

Qualified seduction – refers to the offense of having sexual intercourse with a 16- or 17-year-old minor through abuse of confidence.

1. Concept

Qualified seduction – refers to the offense of having sexual intercourse with a 16- or 17-year-old minor through abuse of confidence.

a. Legal basis

Article 337. Qualified seduction. - The seduction of a minor, sixteen and over but under eighteen years of age, committed by any person in public authority, priest, home-servant, domestic, guardian, teacher, or any person who, in any capacity, shall be entrusted with the education or custody of the minor seduced, shall be punished by prision correccional in its minimum and medium periods.

The penalty next higher in degree shall be imposed upon any person who shall seduce his sister or descendant, whether or not she be a virgin or over eighteen years of age.

Under the provisions of this Chapter, seduction is committed when the offender have carnal knowledge of any of the persons and under the circumstances described therein. (As amended by R.A. 11648)

(Revised Penal Code)

2. Modes of commission

The following are the modes of committing the offense:

1) Having sexual intercourse with a 16- or 17-year-old minor through abuse of confidence

a. Mode 1: Sex with 16- or 17-year-old minor by abuse of confidence

Elements of the offense qualified seduction:

1) The offended party is a minor, sixteen and over but under eighteen years of age;

2) The offender h...

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