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§ 4302. Incest. A person is guilty of incest, a felony of the second degree, if that person knowingly marries or cohabits or has sexual intercourse with an ancestor or descendant, a brother or sister of the whole or half blood or an uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the whole blood. The relationships referred to in this section include blood relationships without regard to legitimacy, and relationship of parent and child by adoption. (Nov. 17, 1989, P.L.592, No.64, eff. 60 days; Mar. 31, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.985, No.10, eff. 60 days) 1995 Amendment. Section 18 of Act 10, 1st Sp.Sess., provided that the amendment of section 4302 shall apply to offenses committed on or after the effective date of Act 10. Cross References. Section 4302 is referred to in section 3304 of Title 5 (Athletics and Sports); sections 5303, 6344, 6702 of Title 23 (Domestic Relations); sections 5552, 6358, 6402, 6403, 9718.1, 9795.1, 9795.4, 9802 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure); section 2303 of Title 44 (Law and Justice); sections 4103, 4503 of Title 61 (Prisons and Parole).