Victims of Child Abuse

A child is defined in Iowa Code section 232.68 as any person under the age of 18 years.
 
The victim of child abuse is a person under the age of 18 who has suffered one or more of the categories of child abuse as defined in Iowa law (physical abuse, mental injury, sexual abuse, denial of critical care, child prostitution, presence of illegal drugs, manufacturing or possession of a dangerous substance).