Sexual exploit of a minor - Iowa Sexual Assault Laws
In Iowa, the criminal charge of Sexual exploit of a minor is classified as a Statutory Class C felony.
Sexual exploit of a minor Crime & Punishment in Iowa :
The Iowa code § 728.12 defines one degrees of the crime sexual exploit of a minor, 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 exploit of a minor - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class C felony
|Up to 10 years in prison|
Iowa law allows sexual exploit of a minor to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the Iowa Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Sexual exploit of a minor is a charge that is unique to Iowa. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sexual exploit of a minor in Iowa will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.