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709.8 Lascivious acts with a child.

It is unlawful for any person eighteen years of age or older to perform any of the following acts with a child with or without the child's consent unless married to each other, for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of either of them:

1. Fondle or touch the pubes or genitals of a child.

2. Permit or cause a child to fondle or touch the person's genitals or pubes.

3. Solicit a child to engage in a sex act.

4. Inflict pain or discomfort upon a child or permit a child to inflict pain or discomfort on the person.

Any person who violates a provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a class "D" felony.

Section History: Early form

[S13, § 4938-a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 13184; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 725.2; C75, 77, § 725.10; C79, 81, § 709.8]

Section History: Recent form

85 Acts, ch 181, §1

Internal References

Referred to in § 321.375, 709.12, 906.15, 907.3


Definition of sex act, § 702.17

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