What is the legal definition of sexual abuse?
Sexual abuse includes:
- any sexual crime included in Chapter 709 of the Iowa Code (examples include sexual exploitation by a counselor, indecent exposure, and invasion of privacy);
- incest; and
- sexual exploitation of a minor.
Sexual abuse also includes behavior that is similar to the above acts that takes place in another state and is also a crime in that state.1
1 IA ST § 236A.2(5)