What is Incest in Florida?

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The crime of Incest is a Third Degree Felony that is punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Incest occurs when a person:

  1. The persons have a blood relationship where one is a direct descendant or ascendant of the other.
  2. The person married the relative or had sexual intercourse with the relative.
  3. At the time, the person knew the other person was his/her relative.

“Sexual Intercourse” is the penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ.

Some of the defenses to Incest are:

  • Person and defendant did not have blood relationship.
  • They did not have sexual intercourse.
  • The person had no knowledge that the other person was a relative.


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