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What is Statutory Rape Law and Punishments in Iowa?

Any individual engaging in sexual activity (including a consensual one) with any child below 16 years of age could be convicted on statutory rape charges in Iowa. Statutory rape is also known as sexual abuse in Iowa state. It is to be noted that engaging in any sexual contact with any another person (who could be of any age) sans the consent of that other person may also result in charges being filed for assault or statutory rape.

Statutory rape laws in Iowa and punishments

Sexual abuse in the second degree. Any individual can commit a sexual abuse crime in the second degree by being engaged in a sex act which could be anal sex, oral sex or intercourse, ejaculation into another person ot touching of the genitals with any child below 12 years of age. This offense is class B felony and carries a maximum punishment of up to 25 years inside a jail cell.

Iowa Statutory Rape Law

Sexual abuse in the third degree. As per the laws applicable in Iowa, an individual commits third-degree sexual abuse when that person engages in any sex act with a child of 12 years or 13 years or any child aged 14 years or 15 years when:

  • defendant and child live in the same household and related
  • defendant occupies an authority position over that child and forces the minor into participating or
  • the defendant is minimum four or more years elder to the child

The sexual abuse of any child in the third degree is classified as class C felony, and punishable by a maximum of 10 years' imprisonment. It may also carry a fine amount ranging from $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.

Indecent contact with a child. This crime of improper contact is committed by an individual when that person fondles a child below 14 years of age and

  • the defendant is aged more than 18 years or
  • the defendant is of 16 years or 17 years of age, and the child (the victim) is five years if not younger.
Statutory Rape Law Iowa

Any indecent contact with any child is aggravated misdemeanor. It carries a maximum punishment of two years incarceration and a monetary fine ranging from $625 to a maximum of $6,250.

Sexual exploitation by a school employee

Any school employee, like a teacher, volunteer, or an administrator, commits a sexual exploitation crime when that person engages in a sex act or sexual contact with any student or someone who studied in that school within 30 days of sexual activity. The sexual abuse of any child in the third degree is class D felony, and can be punished by a maximum imprisonment period of five years and carries a little amount ranging from $750 to a maximum of $7,500.

Child enticement law in Iowa

Inviting, arranging to meet, or talking to any child for the purpose of sexual activity could result in child enticement conviction. This is applicable even if nothing happens between the child and the defendant.

Iowa state accepts many defenses from an individual accused of statutory rape. Marriage is one defense to sexual abuse charge in the second degree or any indecent contact with any child that the defendant and that child are married. Such a defense is a remnant of the marital rape exemption.

Iowa Rape Laws
The "Romeo and Juliet" exception is also cited if both partners are found to be underage. As per this exception, kids who engage in any consensual sexual activity and aged 14 years or 15 years cannot be criminally prosecuted if they are not more than four years older than their partners.

Iowa Sex Offender Search

You can now perform an online Iowa sex offender search by using the state's directory. That way, you will be able to discover who has violated Iowa statutory rape laws, or other sex laws. You can also use a professional public records search directory, like GoLookUp, to find out who is a registered sex offender. The website allows you to perform a name-based search where you can enter the name of a person to find out if the said person is a registered sex offender.

You can also perform a zip code sex offender search with GoLookUp; after you enter a zip code into the search engine, you will get a report about the sex offenders who live in that area. The report will include full information about the sex offender in that zip code, including their names, mugshots, the sex crimes they committed, and much more. In both search engines, GoLookUp scan public records to find who has violated Iowa statutory rape laws, so the data you receive will be accurate and reliable.