Terms Used In Iowa Code 710A.3
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Victim: means a person subjected to human trafficking. See Iowa Code 710A.1
It shall be an affirmative defense, in addition to any other affirmative defenses for which the victim might be eligible, to a prosecution for a criminal violation directly related to the defendant‘s status as a victim of a crime that is a violation of section 710A.2, that the defendant committed the violation under compulsion by another’s threat of serious injury, provided that the defendant reasonably believed that such injury was imminent.