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The DC Code: § 22-1901 Definition and penalty.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

If any person in the District related to another person within and not including the fourth degree of consanguinity, computed according to the rules of the Roman or civil law, shall marry or cohabit with or have sexual intercourse with such other so-related person, knowing him or her to be within said degree of relationship, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of incest, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 12 years.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-1901. 1973 Ed., § 22-1901. DC CODE § 22-1901 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1332, ch. 854, § 875.)