What is the punishment for incest?
I am unmarried and I have been living in California for the past 30 years. I had a sexual relationship with someone for three years who is closely related by blood. Later, I realized that such a relationship is incestuous. Is this a crime and will I be punished?11/17/2016 | Category: Marriage | State: California | #26870
Cal. Fam. Code §2200 states that “marriages between parents, children, ancestors, and descendants of every degree and between siblings of the half as well as whole blood and between uncles or aunts and nieces or nephews are incestuous and void from the beginning, whether the relationship is legitimate or illegitimate.” California Penal Code § 285 forbids marriage and sexual relationships between people that the Cal. Fam. Code §2200 has declared to be as closely related to blood.
The punishment for incest shall be fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison for 16 months or 2 or 3 years per Cal. Penal Code §283.