Incest- third degree - New York Sexual Assault Laws
In New York, the criminal charge of Incest- third degree is classified as a Class E felony.
Incest- third degree Crime & Punishment in New York :
The New York code § 255.25 defines one degrees of the crime incest- third degree, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
|Severity||Incest- third degree - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class E felony
||A person is guilty of incest in the third degree when the offender marries or engages in sexual intercourse or oral or anal sexual conduct against a person known to be related to the offender, through marriage or not, as an ancestor, descendant, sibling (in whole or half-blood), uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece.||A maximum of 4 years in jail|
Incest- third degree is a charge that is unique to New York. Crimes that would be prosecuted as incest- third degree in New York will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.