Unlike some states, the Iowa age of consent law applies equally to both homosexual and heterosexual conduct.
For authoritarian figures, a stricter standard applies such that the age of consent is 18 years old.
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232.68.2.c seems to be only for giving the state power to remove any person under 18 from their parents' custody if it's the parents' fault their child was molested or raped.
Iowa's sodomy laws were repealed in 1983, and as far as I've heard, there's been no call to re-instate them.
If you believe that you may have engaged in sex with a minor, then you should consult a criminal defense lawyer. It’s Just Lunch is the #1 Personalized Matchmaking service in the world! No online dating profile for the world to see.25 Years’ Experience working with single professionals.Authoritarian figures are adults who are in a position of authority over a young person, such as a teacher, coach, employer, or clergy member.Thus, a teacher cannot have consensual sex with a minor who is 17 even though the age of consent is 16.However, this age of consent varies widely from state to state.Statutory rape is a strict liability crime, meaning that the consent of the younger person or mistake about their age is not a defense.As such, we are committed to working with our clients to understand their needs and provide a successful, fun and productive IJL Dating Experience.The It's Just Lunch team is dedicated to you, and this is our commitment to our clients: We will be measured both personally and professionally by our dedication to providing each and every one of our clients with the best matchmaking service possible!In Iowa, the general age of consent to engage in sex is 16.However, females may consent to sex at age 14 so long as their partner is no more than 5 years older.Added 03-2002: Hello I've recently been through the Iowa legal system after being charged with sexual abuse and have a couple of observations.Dusty's e-mail provides a strong argument that Iowa law defines a child as being someone younger than 14(for purposes of sex law.) My lawyer agreed with this definition, and the legal system seemed to operate on this definition as well.As far as I can tell, the older participants are treated equally whether the younger person was the same or the opposite sex.