Iowa Laws on Rape
Inflicting harm on the victim while committing nonconsesual sexual abuse is referred to be sexual abuse in the first degree. It is regarded as a Class A felony, which carries a life sentence as a punishment.
Nonconsensual, violent sexual abuse that makes use of force, threats, or the use of weapons is referred to as second-degree sexual abuse. It is regarded as a Class B felony and carries a 25-year sentence.
Sexual abuse in the third degree is defined as nonconsensual sex under the following:
Uses force or coercion
Victim dealing with a mental disability that prevents them from giving consent
The victim and offender are related
Class C Felony
Maximum 10 year imprisonment
Maximum fine of $13,600