Close-in-age exemptions These laws, known as Romeo and Juliet laws provide that a person can legally have consensual sex with a minor provided that he or she is not more than a given number of years older, generally four years or less.
What is close in age exception?
A close-in-age exemption exists allowing minors aged 13 and older to consent to a partner under the age of 18 .
What does close in age mean?
A close in age exemption is a law allowing a young person below the age of consent to have lawful sex with an older partner.
What does the close in age exemption prevent?
“Romeo and Juliet” laws are also referred to as “close in age exemptions.” The laws prevent the prosecution of young people who engage in consensual sex acts when: both parties are very close in age to one another, and. both are below the age of consent.
What is a close in age exemption what other name does this law go by what ages do this law apply to in Iowa?
Romeo and Juliet law A close in age exemption, also known as Romeo and Juliet law, is designed to prevent the prosecution of underage couples who engage in consensual sex when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both are below the age of consent.