People Crime reports that a 33-year-old Florida woman was recently charged with incest after she gave birth to a child that had severe medical issues. After the mother failed to properly fill out paperwork for that would allow the child to be placed in a home for children with complex medical issues, the hospital performed DNA testing and determined that the father was of close relation to the mother. The defendant eventually told police that the father was her brother, and that the two had been living together as a couple for more than five years and had had sexual intercourse as recently as the night before her eventual arrest. During that arrest, she allegedly kicked and spit at officers, potentially adding to the offenses that she faces.
Incest is a Third Degree Felony
Incest is defined as knowingly marrying or having sexual intercourse with a close relative, such as a sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew. Incest is a third degree felony, penalized by up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000, as per Florida statute 826.04. Intercourse is defined as the penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ, no matter how slight. Emission is not necessary in order to violate this statute. In addition to being a social taboo, incest is a crime because the offspring of incest, called inbreeding, face serious health issues and birth defects due to genetic disorders. Inbred children have a much higher chance of cognitive disorders, disability, and death than other children.
Abuse of a Dead Body
A 32-year-old Florida man was arrested by police after he failed to convince them that a dead human body found in his closet was not his girlfriend, but a life sized sex blow up doll made of flesh, as reported by the New York Post. He was charged with murdering his girlfriend, as well as mutilating a dead body. The body was found with a disemboweled, lacerated stomach; intestines were found in the garbage can. Under Florida statute 872.06, necrophilia or “abuse of a dead body” is defined as:
- Mutilating a dead body;
- Anal or vaginal penetration of a dead body by the defendant’s sexual organ, or any other object;
- Contact or union of the penis, vagina, or anus of a person with the mouth, penis, vagina, or anus of a dead body; or
- Contact or union of a person’s mouth with the penis, vagina, or anus of a dead body.
Grossly abusing, sexually abusing, or mutilating a dead body is a second degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
Call an Experienced, Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyers
Abuse of a dead body and incest are two serious crimes that demand the full legal attention of an experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer. The legal team at the Skier Law Firm is unmatched in experience when it comes to Florida law, and we are here to get started on your case immediately.