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PC 285 Incest -- Punishment

Persons being within the degrees of consanguinity within which marriages are declared by law to be incestuous and void, who intermarry with each other, or who being 14 years of age or alder, commit fornication or adultery with each other, are punishable by imprisonment in the state prison.

What are the elements of incest?

1. Two persons were within the degrees of consanguinity within which marriages are declared by law to be incestuous and void.

2. The two persons either married each other or committed fornication or adultery with each other.

3. The two persons were 14 years of age or older.

Prison sentences range from 16, 24, and 36 months for a violation of this Penal Code.

(Also See PC 290 Sex Registration)

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