A common justification for prohibiting incest is avoiding inbreeding: a collection of genetic disorders suffered by the children of parents with a close genetic relationship.
Such children are at greater risk for congenital disorders, death, and developmental and physical disability, and that risk is proportional to their parents' coefficient of relationship—a measure of how close the parents are related genetically.
Hiner admitted to taking pictures of himself performing sex acts on the 5-year-old child, and admitted that he took the three pictures that were sent to the undercover officer.
Hiner also took pictures of the 11-year-old and himself engaging in sex acts. When Hiner is released upon completion of his 25 year sentence, he will serve a lifetime of supervised release.
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First, most prohibitions on incest cover affinity relationships—that is, relationships created by marriage (for example, father-in-law and stepfather)—as well as relationships created by adoption.
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Jo's character, Tanya, went to hell and back as Max's long-suffering wife, but the upsides were there, and Jo scooped loads of awards and even more fans during her time on the soap.