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Is it legal in New York state for 60 year old man to have a

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Is it legal in New York state for 60 year old man to have a relationship with his 37 year old niece?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: New York
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No
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Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and my goal is to answer your question and provide you excellent service.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

You are referring to a sexual relationship?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can't go into it any further,right now
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for the additional information.

Their sexual relationship is incestuous and a marriage would be illegal under Domestic Relations Law § 5(3).

Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

New York Penal Law § 255.25 Incest in the third degree -A person is guilty of incest in the third degree when he or she marries or engages in sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with a person whom he or she knows to be related to him or her, whether through marriage or not, as an ancestor, descendant, brother or sister of either the whole or the half blood, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.

Incest in the third degree is a class E felony.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

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