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From Rape to Restitution- A Look at Iowa’s Death Restitution Statute

By now much of the nation has heard of Pieper Lewis and many of those people are scratching their heads wondering how this abandoned juvenile went from being forced into sex trafficking and raped for $50 worth of marijuana to having to pay the family of her now deceased rapist $150,000. The simple answer is because she plead guilty to a felony which caused the death of another person pursuant to Iowa Code Section 910.3B.   However, that simple answer is unsettling given the nature of Piper’s case and is causing many, including her lawyers, to question the applicability of that […]

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