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Old 03-04-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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Can a 21 year old male have consensual sex with a 16 or 17 year old female under Iowa's (United States) Romeo and Juliet law? The 21 year old is facing a charge for marijuana with no previous record, it would be consensual between both parties, the 21 year old isn't in a position of power over the female, and there has been no previous sexual contact between the two.
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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a quick google search of <iowa "age of consent" law> shows that the iowa age of consent is 16. the romeo and juliet laws only apply to teens close in age that are under the age of 16.

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Old 03-04-2018, 05:23 PM   #3
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Can a 21 year old male have consensual sex with a 16 or 17 year old female under Iowa's (United States) Romeo and Juliet law? The 21 year old is facing a charge for marijuana with no previous record, it would be consensual between both parties, the 21 year old isn't in a position of power over the female, and there has been no previous sexual contact between the two.
OK, so it's legal.

But it begs the question.

What's wrong with an adult male that can't get a woman his own age and has to have sex with a child?
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:29 PM   #4
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But it begs the question.

What's wrong with an adult male that can't get a woman his own age and has to have sex with a child?
Don't you realize that they must love each other?

You're so naive Jack!
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:02 PM   #5
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Hey guys, 21 and 17 are not that far apart. Calm yourselves.

Your wife likely has a greater age difference.

Been there.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:12 AM   #6
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Iowa’s age of consent is 16. Further, female under 16 can consent for sex to a person who is not more than 5 year old.
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Hey guys, 21 and 17 are not that far apart. Calm yourselves.

Your wife likely has a greater age difference.

Been there.
Except I’d bet she wasn’t 17 when they started dating.
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Iowa’s age of consent is 16. Further, female under 16 can consent for sex to a person who is not more than 5 year old.
A female under 16 having sex with a 5 year old?

Yikes.

Toss her in jail.
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Don't you realize that they must love each other?

You're so naive Jack!
No. Just tired of my tax dollars supporting teen age mommies and their babies when the older guy takes off.

If a teenage girl doesn't have the sense to insist on contraception, then she doesn't have the sense to be "in love."
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Well it's not always that easy when you're a teen!
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