Fornicators and Adulterers = 6 months in jail and/or $500 fine

If you’re not married and living together or having sex with someone other than your spouse, you will receive a 6month prison sentence and/or $500 fine.

97-29-1. Adultery and fornication; unlawful cohabitation.

If any man and woman shall unlawfully cohabit, whether in adultery or fornication, they shall be fined in any sum not more than five hundred dollars each, and imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months; and it shall not be necessary, to constitute the offense, that the parties shall dwell together publicly as husband and wife, but it may be proved by circumstances which show habitual sexual intercourse.

Sources: Codes, Hutchinson’s 1848, ch. 64, art. 1(58); 1857, ch. 64, art. 8; 1871, � 2486; 1880, � 2700; 1892, � 953; Laws, 1906, � 1029; Hemingway’s 1917, � 754; Laws, 1930, � 772; Laws, 1942, � 1998.

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