Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 568
Offenses Against the Family
Section 568.020

August 28, 2013


Incest.

568.020. 1. A person commits the crime of incest if he marries or purports to marry or engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a person he knows to be, without regard to legitimacy:

(1) His ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption; or

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

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

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

2. Incest is a class D felony.

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

Effective 6-05-06

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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