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 or solicit a person to arrange a sex act with a child.

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; 96 Acts, ch 1062, § 1

Internal References

  Referred to in § 321.375, 709.12, 903B.1, 906.15, 907.3


  Definition of sex act, § 702.17

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