Sexual abuse- second degree - Iowa Sexual Assault Laws

In Iowa, the criminal charge of Sexual abuse- second degree is classified as a Class B felony.

Sexual abuse- second degree Crime & Punishment in Iowa :

The Iowa code § 709.3 defines one degrees of the crime sexual abuse- second degree, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.

Severity Sexual abuse- second degree - Charge Description Punishment
Class B felony
  • If the offender is aided or abetted by one or more persons and the sex act is committed by force or against the will of the victim.
  • If the victim is under the age of 12.
  • If during the commission of sexual abuse, the offender displays in a threatening manner a dangerous weapon, or uses or threatens to use force creating a substantial risk of death or serious injury to any person.
Up to 25 years in prison

Sexual abuse- second degree defined in other states :

Sexual abuse- second degree is a charge in a total of six other state(s). The exact definition, charge type, and potential sentencing of this charge varying state to state. For further details please refer to the state page.

State Charge Type(s) Punishment(s)
Alabama Class C felony No less than one year and one day and no more than 10 years.
District of Columbia Felony Up to 20 years in prison; fine of up to $200,000
Kentucky Class A misdemeanor Up to 12 months in prison and/or fine up to $500
New York Class A misdemeanor Up to 1 year in jail
Oregon Class C felony Up to 5 years; $100,000 fine
West Virginia Misdemeanor A maximum imprisonment of 1 year in in a state correctional facility, and/or a maximum fine of $500

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