Under Iowa’s “Romeo and Juliet” exception, teenagers who engage in consensual sexual activity with 14 and 15-year-olds are not subject to criminal prosecution so long as they are less than four years older than their partners.
(Iowa Code §§ 702.17, 709.3, 709.4.) A person commits the crime of indecent contact by fondling a child under the age of 14 when: (Iowa Code §§ 702.5, 709.12.) Engaging in any sexual contact with another person of any age without the other person’s consent can also lead to charges for sexual abuse or assault.
spoke to three Iowan farmers — two of whom have seen Jordan is a first-generation farmer running a small operation outside Des Moines.
He runs a CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] with about 100 members, and sells to high-end restaurants and at a farmers' market on weekends. I've always got dirty nails, and probably a hole or two in the shirt. A lot of ladies like going out on the weekends and it's tough to have a romantic weekend when you gotta worry about that.
It just takes the right person to find that attractive. Does having a schedule like that make it hard to meet women?
Sexual abuse of a child under age 12 is a class “B” felony, punishable by up to 25 years’ imprisonment.
Sexual abuse of a child between the ages of 12 and 15 is a class “C” felony, punishable by up to ten years’ imprisonment and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000.
For more information on these crimes, see Iowa Sexual Battery Laws, Iowa Misdemeanor Assault Laws, Iowa Felony Assault Laws, and Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Iowa.