THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.164 Desertion following marriage to escape prosecution.
Desertion following marriage to escape prosecution for rape, etc.—Any man or boy, who being the father of a child born out of wedlock, shall marry any woman or girl for the purpose of escaping prosecution therefor, and any man or boy who shall marry any woman or girl for the purpose of escaping prosecution for rape or seduction, and shall afterwards desert her without good cause, shall be guilty of a felony: Provided, That no prosecution shall be brought under this section after 5 years from the date of the marriage.
History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931
CL 1948, 750.164
Former Law: See section 1 of Act 284 of 1907, being CL 1915, § 7794; CL 1929, § 12793; and Act 310 of 1913.
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