2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
CHAPTER 15 - OFFENSES AGAINST MORALITY AND DECENCY
SECTION 16-15-20. Incest.


SC Code § 16-15-20 (2013) What's This?

Any persons who shall have carnal intercourse with each other within the following degrees of relationship, to wit:

(1) A man with his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, stepmother, sister, grandfather's wife, son's wife, grandson's wife, wife's mother, wife's grandmother, wife's daughter, wife's granddaughter, brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's sister or mother's sister; or

(2) A woman with her father, grandfather, son, grandson, stepfather, brother, grandmother's husband, daughter's husband, granddaughter's husband, husband's father, husband's grandfather, husband's son, husband's grandson, brother's son, sister's son, father's brother or mother's brother;

Shall be guilty of incest and shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars or imprisonment not less than one year in the Penitentiary, or both such fine and imprisonment.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-402; 1952 Code Section 16-402; 1942 Code Section 1440; 1932 Code Section 1440; Cr. C. '22 Section 381; Cr. C. '12 Section 388; Cr. C. '02 Section 295; R. S. 258; 1884 (19) 801.

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