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Question: To be charged criminaly for incest do the involved parties have to be married

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The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly.  According to A.R.S. 13-3608, incest is defined as "[p]ersons who are eighteen or more years of age and are within the degrees of consanguinity within which marriages are declared by law to be incestuous and void, who knowingly intermarry with each other, or who knowingly commit fornication or adultery with each other."

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