Legal Question in Criminal Law in Iowa


Ok my question is i have a friend who is in his 20s he was at a party over 3 years ago.He was drunk and a female had lied and said she was 18 and lived out of state so being he didnt know her he belived her.He had intercourse with her and then found out later how old she was and never spoke again.She became pregant and he had to take a paternity test.She never said it was his kid because she wasant for sure if he was the father.The test came back that he is the father of the child my question is what can he be charged with.He is a single father of two boys and has a job is there a chance he can do time over this.Any information would be good thank you for your time

Asked on 11/10/06, 11:01 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Luedeman solo practitioner

Re: advice

If you're asking whether he could be liable for statutory rape, depending on how old the girl was at the time and how old he was the answer is yes.

You have not said whether criminal prosecution is in his future but he will be liable for child support.

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Answered on 11/10/06, 6:21 pm

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