Iowa Age of Consent Lawyers
What is the Age of Consent in Iowa?
In Iowa, the age of consent to engage in sex is 16. However, females may consent to sex at age 14, provided that the partner is no more than 5 years older.
This Iowa law applies equally to both homosexual and heterosexual conduct.
A different standard applies if the adult is in a position of authority over the young person, such as a teacher, coach, employer, or clergy member. In such cases, it should be assumed that the age of consent is 18 years old.
The penalties for violating Iowa’s age of consent laws vary, but generally max out at 10 years in prison.
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Last Modified: 11-30-2009 11:24 AM PST
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