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Prohibited Sexual Conduct

Prohibited Sexual Conduct

Chapter 25 of the Texas Penal Code places restrictions and guidelines on offenses dealing with the family.

“Prohibited Sexual Conduct” as per § 25.02 of the Texas Penal Code, forbids the following sexual acts:

  1. the actor's ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption;

  2. the actor's current or former stepchild or stepparent;

  3. the actor's parent's brother or sister of the whole or half blood;

  4. the actor's brother or sister of the whole or half blood or by adoption;

  5. the children of the actor's brother or sister of the whole or half blood or by adoption; or

  6. the son or daughter of the actor's aunt or uncle of the whole or half blood or by adoption.

An offense under 1) constitutes a second degree felony, an offense under 2-6 constitutes a third degree felony.

Severity of Crime

Third Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 10 years or less than two years

  • In addition to imprisonment, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000

Second Degree FelonY

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 20 years or less than two years

  • In addition to imprisonment, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000