This web site is designed for general information only. Under Iowa law, accusations that would commonly be called rape or sexual assault are called "Sexual Abuse" under the law. Any sexual abuse charge is extremely serious, and all may result in prison time and hefty fines.
By Ave Mince-Didier. For more information, see Sexual Battery Laws and Penalties. Violent sexual conduct may also be prosecuted as an assault an act intended to cause pain, injury, or offensive physical contact, or place another in fear of pain or injury.
In Iowa all crime victims are treated with respect and fairness and receive victim-centered comprehensive services. Provides counseling and support services for victims of personal violent crimes that involves a respectful and caring response to survivors of loved ones that have been murdered. Counselors are available to help families, friends and loved ones begin to cope with their loss and with the many demands placed upon them.
The Iowa Sexual Abuse Examination Payment Program was established in to pay the cost of evidentiary examinations in sexual abuse crimes. Iowa Code section Evidence of sexual abuse deteriorates significantly during the seventy-two hours immediately following an assault and is best collected within the first twelve hours after a crime.
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If the child is in imminent danger, immediately call law enforcement to provide assistance to the child and then call DHS to report a suspected case of child abuse. If you see physical signs of abuse, have your child examined by a professional immediately or call the police. As adults, it is our responsibility to protect children from sexual abuse by recognizing the warning signs and taking appropriate action to stop the grooming before the abuse occurs. Child sexual abuse occurs in all populations.
Our mission is to end sexual violence and improve support available to survivors of sexual assault. Free and confidential victim services are available for sexual assault survivors in all of Iowa's 99 counties. Iowa has 7 victim service programs that provide culturally relevant sexual assault services.