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.

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