2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 568 Offenses Against the Family
Section 568.020 Until December 31, 2016--Incest.

MO Rev Stat § 568.020 (2015) What's This?

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

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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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