My girlfriend is 17, turning 18 in two months. We are in love and want to move in together once she turns 18. I am over 21 and we have had sex in the state of Iowa when she was 17. I am wondering if, once she turns 18, can her parents still file charges on statutory rape if they have reasonable suspicion we had sex while she was underage? In the state of Iowa.
Age of consent in Iowa is 16 not 18. You might be confused with age to marry without parents permission. If 14 or 15 it is not rape if the couple is within 4 years of age.
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Wasn't the proper time to ask this question before you had sex. Good thing the age of consent is 16. Could you have been charged with statutory rape? To prove statutory rape the state only had to prove, her age, your age, and that you had sex. Then you would have gone to jail, been labeled a sex offender with it's stigma, for the rest of your life. Going forward in life, think BEFORE you act.
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