Adultery still a crime in Illinois

Adultery still a crime in Illinois

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Believe it or not, Illinois is one of 18 states that still has a criminal statute relating to the crime of adultery – information that may come as a shock to any Illinois residents that were holders of one of the 32 million AshleyMadison.com accounts that were involved in the recent data leak from the site. In Illinois the offense is a Class A Misdemeanor (the highest level of misdemeanor in the state), is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and is not just “on the books” – as recently as 1997, the statute was actually used to charge a south suburban woman and her lover. To read the rest of this article head to Chicago Mag.

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