Iowa Legal Age Of Consent (Legal Age for Consensual Sex)
What is the 2013 Age of Consent in Iowa?
The Iowa legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 16 years old. A total of thirty one states have set their age of consent at 16, the lowest age of consent in any state.
There is a a close in age exemption to the Iowa age of consent for those aged 14 and 15, who may engage in sexual acts with partners less than 4 years older. Additional laws forbid sexual contact with people in certain positions of power, such as a teacher and a student or a patient and a medical professional.
Iowa Close-In-Age Exemption
What is the Age of Consent?
The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Iowa law to be capable of consenting to, and engaging in, sexual acts. Anyone who engages in sexual activity of any type with a partner under the applicable Age of Consent is breaking the law and can be charged with crimes ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony (statutory rape) depending on the jurisdiction in which they are prosecuted. Iowa's specific laws on the Age of Consent can be found above.
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