12- and 13-year-old minors are unable to legally give consent for (say yes) sexual activity. If a 14- or 15-year-old minor has a partner who is less than 4 years older, s/he can give legal consent for sexual activity as long as s/he is not being coerced (pressured).
Can a 13 year old date a 16 year old in Iowa?
Can a 13-Year-Old Date a 16-year-Old in Iowa? Since Iowas “Romeo and Juliet” laws only apply to sexual activity involving 14 and 15-year-olds, it is ILLEGAL for a 13-year-old and 16-year-old to have sex or participate in any type of sexual activity.
Can a 11 year old date a 15 year old?
3 attorney answers Dating is fine, but any type of sexual or physical contact will subject the 16 year old to prosecution.
Is 17 considered a minor in Iowa?
The simplest answer is 16 years of age in Iowa. For those under the age of 16 the law has two distinctions: First, anybody 13 years of age or younger is considered to be a child under the law and thus, incapable of consent.
Is a 15 year old dating a 13 year old illegal?
No. Your grandson and the 13 year old are both too young to give legal consent to ANY sexual activity. This includes fondling with clothes on.