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  568.020.  Incest — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of incest if he or she marries or purports to marry or engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a person he or she knows to be, without regard to legitimacy, his or her:

  (1)  Ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption; or

  (2)  Stepchild, while the marriage creating that relationship exists; or

  (3)  Brother or sister of the whole or half-blood; or

  (4)  Uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the whole blood.

  2.  The offense of incest is a class E felony.

  3.  The court shall not grant probation to a person who has previously been found guilty of an offense under this section.

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(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1979 S.B. 234, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1698, et al., A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

CROSS REFERENCES:

Child abuse, definitions, actions for civil damages may be brought, when, 537.046

Conviction of offense, on release registration requirements and penalty for failure to comply (Megan's Law), 589.400 to 589.426


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