CanadaUnder Canadian law persons who are related lineally, or as brother or sister , including by adoption may not marry. Incest, which covers sex with one's parent, child, brother or sister (including half-brothers and half-sisters), grandparent or grandchild, is also an indictable offence and liable to a maximum of 14 years' imprisonmentFranceIn France, incest is not a crime; incest laws were abolished by Napoleon in 1810.The NetherlandsIncest is legal in The Netherlands. Incest laws were abolished some 200 years ago. However any adult relative will face arrest if he or she engages in sexual activity with a child (under 18) family member.JapanIn Japan, the Civil Code of Japan restrict marriages of its members, but incest is not a crime. Incest law was abolished in 1881. Incest however is generally considered immoral. One of the most complex cases was Aizawa v. Japan.SwedenSweden is the only country in Europe which allows marriage between siblings who share only one parent. However, permission for this must be acquired from the County Administrative Board.United KingdomIncest is illegal in the United Kingdom and is currently governed by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 sections 64 and 65.United StatesIn the United States, every state and the District of Columbia have some form of codified incest prohibition. However, individual statutes vary widely. Rhode Island repealed its criminal incest statute in 1989, Ohio only targets parental figures, and New Jersey does not apply any penalties when both parties are over the age of 18. Yet Massachusetts issues a penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment for those engaging in "sexual activities" with relatives closer than first cousins and Hawaii up to 5 years in jail for "sexual penetration" with certain blood relatives and even in-laws.