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Unnatural intercourse, if both parties voluntarily participate, results in a maximum sentence of 10 years and $10,000.

Full Text of the Law

§ 97-29-59. Unnatural intercourse.

Every person who shall be convicted of the detestable and abominable crime against nature committed with mankind or with a beast, shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of not more than ten years.

Sources: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title (20); 1857, ch. 64, art. 238; 1871, § 2701; 1880, § 2968; 1892, § 1321; Laws, 1906, § 1396; Hemingway's 1917, § 1139; Laws, 1930, § 1170; Laws, 1942, § 2413.

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