Illinois Statutes Chapter 720. Criminal Offenses § 5/11-11. Sexual Relations Within Families

§ 11-11.  Sexual Relations Within Families.

(a) A person commits sexual relations within families if he or she:

(1) Commits an act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code;  and

(2) The person knows that he or she is related to the other person as follows:  (i) Brother or sister, either of the whole blood or the half blood;  or (ii) Father or mother, when the child, regardless of legitimacy and regardless of whether the child was of the whole blood or half-blood or was adopted, was 18 years of age or over when the act was committed;  or (iii) Stepfather or stepmother, when the stepchild was 18 years of age or over when the act was committed;  or (iv) Aunt or uncle, when the niece or nephew was 18 years of age or over when the act was committed;  or (v) Great-aunt or great-uncle, when the grand-niece or grand-nephew was 18 years of age or over when the act was committed;  or (vi) Grandparent or step-grandparent, when the grandchild or step-grandchild was 18 years of age or over when the act was committed.

(b) Sentence.  Sexual relations within families is a Class 3 felony.


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