Illinois Statutes Chapter 720. Criminal Offenses §-35.Adultery

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§ 11-35.  Adultery.

(a) A person commits adultery when he or she has sexual intercourse with another not his or her spouse, if the behavior is open and notorious, and

(1) The person is married and knows the other person involved in such intercourse is not his spouse;  or

(2) The person is not married and knows that the other person involved in such intercourse is married.

A person shall be exempt from prosecution under this Section if his liability is based solely on evidence he has given in order to comply with the requirements of Section 4-1.7 of “The Illinois Public Aid Code”, approved April 11, 1967, as amended.  1

(b) Sentence.

Adultery is a Class A misdemeanor.

1 305 ILCS 5/4-1.7.

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