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November 3, 2023

Can I get a sexual abuse protective order against a minor?

You can file a petition against a minor. However, the case will be heard in juvenile court instead of the district court.1 You may want to contact the district court before filing to check if you would file your petition in district court or in juvenile court.

1 IA ST § 236A.3(4)

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